Imagine being able to listen each day for a little bit to news of the world, in FRENCH! You have several choices each day (the 1pm, the 8pm, the weekend one, the weather forecast....) You also have access to magazine style reports, in which you will also come across one news broadcast meant for younger children http://lci.tf1.fr/le-petit-jt/ , or segments related to regions of France, and thematically selected http://lci.tf1.fr/jt-13h/base-de-donnees-regions/
If you choose to listen to the news broadcast you can see on the bottom of the screen, if you hover over it, that each segment is listed, by timing and by chapter, with a little summary of the content of that specific news story, in case you do not wish to listen to the whole broadcast, or wish to come back to a particular segment. They do archive some of their broadcasts, so if you remember a particular date, you can pull it up, usually.
This news broadcast is useful in class to give students a chance to hear other French accents, a different intonation, perhaps faster speaking than in class....and of course a wealth of material and resources that could not be more authentic! It also offers opportunities and springboards for classroom discussions, and since the news was in French, the discussion can continue in French!