While it's easy to consult one concise source such as Wikipedia for a quick introduction, consulting as many stakeholders as possible, guarantees you a fresh, strong diversity of opinions and ideas to work with. It is also the basis of democracy.
Each STAKEHOLDER in a controversy has a particular point of view.
Compile a list of typical stakeholders for any issue or event you are studying (this list is not exhaustive; add your own categories.):
* Individuals with something to win or lose
* Nonprofit organizations (e.g. community, NGO's, consumers associations)
* Workers (Labour, professional associations)
* Ethnic groups
* Educational institutions / academics (peer-reviewed publications)
* For profit businesses industries (associations, employers)
* Media at the time of the event
Scan media sources at the time of the event. Do you think their NEWS reports were objective & unbiased? Check their editorials for opinions expressed.
- Social Media
Instructions: In the centre of the circle write down the basic facts (who, what, when, where, why). Fill each rectangle with quotes from various stakeholders which express their "truth" of the event. Discuss in class & do a group edit of the "facts" in the centre. Are any altered?