|This teaching activity for media studies helps students think critically about the dilemmas of reporting the news. Should reporters be allowed to use hidden cameras and microphones? A great thinking activity for ELA and media studies for high schools students and first year journalism students. What are the benefits of reporters using hidden cameras? What are the pros and cons? If the story was about you, how would you feel if a report televised you from a camera that you didn't know was running? Grade 9 and 10 teaching activities for media studies with a focus on critical thinking.