Worth a listen: Jian Ghomeshi's interview with Alain de Botton on The Philosopher's Mail
I've become a big fan of the CBC's "Q with Jian Ghomeshi."
But I especially recommend his interview with Alain de Botton about Botton's new site, The Philosopher's Mail.
To me, it was a fascinating and very thought-provoking conversation getting to the core of what is news and how journalists define it versus how the rest of the world views it. It would be perfect for about any journalism class, but especially for an intro to media or a principles of journalism course.
If you want to get your students' attention: