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Keeping kids from becoming low information voters
COLUMBIA, 5/20/13 (Beat Byte) -- To help teens avoid becoming so-called "low information voters," Mizzou researchers have developed a test to measure "news literacy" they hope will teach critical thinking skills about news media.
“News literacy is seen as an important component of democracy,” said project director Stephanie Craft , an associate professor in the University of Missouri School of Journalism. “It is not just that I follow the news, but that I know enough about how the news was produced so that I can make good decisions through how I vote or what I buy ."
Today's news gathering organizations bear little resemblance to the Walter Cronkite-Edward R. Murrow media of decades past. Partisanship drives reporting on all sides of the political ...
But description complete in all other ways
Michael Yates and son Kamren
U.S. Army Sgt. John Russell was found guilty of 5 counts of premeditated murder this week,
with powerful testimony from the subject of this story,
Dr. Michael C. Jones.
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By Mike Martin
T hough Jones resists comparisons to a detective, psychological care involves detection from the client’s first words. “We try to ascertain clues in their demeanor,” Jones explains. “We look at past reports if they are available. We try to get a sense of what kind of risk the soldier might pose, to himself, herself, or anyone else.”
Why are you here? the psychiatrist asks. What is the presenting problem? What can I—what can we—do to help?
Almost weekly, Camp Liberty’s combat stress unit faced a volatile situation, Jones says. Somebody overdosed. Someone else threatene...
A wartime psychiatrist and longtime CoMo resident...