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On Harvard Prof Mounts a Defense of Teaching "The Wire"

It's not a matter of students being dumb - it's a matter of human beings responding to powerful storytelling. Listen to executive producer David Fanning talk about FRONTLINE on PBS, an award-winning journalism series - it's not just about conveying the facts; it's about using the power of storytelling to convey information in a compelling way. I wouldn't want students to rely solely on a fictional piece to shape their understanding of a real-world circumstance, but as a complement to other sources, I think it's a brilliant choice.

Posted on September 14, 2010 at 10:59 am 0