Topic 3 Presentation
The way in which information is presented can have a profound effect on the way we receive and perceive it. The old saying ‘you can’t judge a book by its cover’ has some good lessons for us when we are trying to judge the value of a new source of information.
It may not simply be that something that looks good, isn't. It may equally be that something which looks insignificant is actually the most important piece of information available. You need to develop the skill of looking beyond the obvious and what seems to be. This is true of all kinds of information. One of the most famous hoax TV documentaries was broadcast by the BBC in 1957. Viewers assumed that because it was broadcast by a reputable company like the BBC it must be true but they had failed to notice that it was being broadcast on the 1st April and was an April Fool joke. You can find the whole story here. Watch the film and see if you can find any clues to suggest it is a fake.