Post-secondary ESL students from colleges and adult schools in the Bay Area check out how their peers find out about news by asking the following questions.
1) Do you follow the news?
2) What interests you?
3) Where do you look?
4) Who do you believe?
5) Are your perspectives being represented?
Please identify news sources by name or website where possible.
by Shuping Li (Sophia), City College of San Francisco ESL66 student
I interviewed my classmate Yvonne, who comes from China. I asked her about her perspectives about news. Here is my interview report.
Sophia: Hi! Yvonne. Can I ask you something about your perspectives of news?
Sophia: Do you follow the news?
Yvonne: yes. I follow the news everyday.
Sophia: What interests you?
Yvonne: I am interested in the news about International, San Francisco and China.
Sophia: Where do you look for the new?
Yvonne: I usually get the news from KTSF(Channel 26), which is an Asian-language broadcast station and TVB, which is a Hong Kong broadcast station. Sometimes I search for the news on the Internet. For example, I often look for the news from yahoo.com and QQ.com that is from China.
Sophia: Who do you believe?
Yvonne: Well, I believe all media.
Sophia: Are your perspectives being represented?
Yvonne: Yes, they are being represented. For instance, from the 7p.m.Cantonese News at KTSF, I can get important information about San Francisco, the whole USA, China and other countries. Actually, I like that program because it broadcasts by Cantonese that is my mother language.