Case Study Method makes way for the newspaper headline method

Came across an interesting report in yesterday’s ET about a new method of teaching that is taking root in B-Schools in India. In addition to the usual Case Study Method that is used in B-Schools the world over, this new method is being used:

The sessions — consisting of all the participants, a couple of  professors and an industry expert — are interactive in nature. Participants are expected to browse through major headlines from some of the
leading financial publications, especially The Economic Times and The Economist, covered in recent issues. They are then expected to deliberate on those issues for some time before coming to the session, to attain an insight into the subtleties of each issue, headline or news item. 

I am not sure if this is entirely new or something that is already in vogue in B-Schools in the USA or Europe as well. Can anyone comment, please?