Students evaluate how professional news organizations break news using the Web and social media tools.
In this lesson, students will analyze current policies and write guidelines and procedures. Students will then analyze the others’ classwork and provide feedback. Students will be able to rewrite their contribution after the feedback is given. Students will also audit the publication’s diversity.
In this lesson, students review the online story package planning questions, assess their own online package and evaluate each others’ multimedia story packages.
Students will learn about the rationale for using data and and the possibilities with data visualization tools, then create their own data visualization.
Students explore a variety of multimedia tools and experiment with one of them.
Students learn how to plan a multimedia package, then work in small groups to create their own online package plan.
Students read a blog post on using data to find stories, then apply the principles to their own beat coverage and generate story ideas.
Students read a series of stories covering a developing story to understand how continuous online coverage differs from the periodical print coverage most high school media staffs are accustomed to.
A lesson on three strategies to make online stories easier to read.
In this one-day lesson, students will explore the differences between news and feature photos. They will learn techniques for shooting different types of photos and then will practice them as a homework assignment.