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Continuing Ed Module #1: DRONE STRIKES

 

Drone

 

Today's module addresses a timely subject: what is the proper way to report on drone strikes?

 

In this hypothetical scenario, you receive the following statement from the Pentagon:

 

A strike by an unmanned drone aircraft killed eight militants in a remote area of Pakistan near the Afghan border.

 

Below are three potential leads for the story. Click on the number corresponding to the best choice:

 

A strike by an unmanned drone aircraft killed eight militants in a remote area of Pakistan near the Afghan border.

 

A strike by an unmanned drone aircraft killed eight suspected militants in a remote area of Pakistan near the Afghan border, according to Pentagon officials.

 

A strike by an unmanned drone aircraft killed eight people in a remote area of Pakistan near the Afghan border. The Pentagon claimed that the victims were militants, but local officials said that several innocent civilians were among the dead.