This second lesson in the design foundations unit exposes students to basic concepts in typography through discussion and analysis of professional designs.
This first lesson in the design foundations unit exposes students to basic terminology, functions and foundations of design by drawing upon characteristics they find appealing in print publications.
Students will explore data journalism projects on both the professional and student level and brainstorm how data might be used in their own reporting.
This lesson will explore the impact of cropping an image from the inside out. Through a series of cropping exercises, students will learn to include only what is most important.
In this lesson, students learn how to improve a website quickly and simply with a focus on multimedia tools that are easy to use and include.
Students will learn how the changing career field of journalism now requires students to understand the role of big data, including how to gather it and how to visualize it.
After conducting research for a problem-solution structured editorial/column, students will think through the most likely counter arguments.
Each syllabus and curriculum map below includes a course description and outline of weekly lesson plans from the JEA Curriculum Initiative. Every high school journalism program is different, so teachers may consider exploring these samples for perspective as they customize their own specific classroom plans. Beginning Journalism Intro …
This lesson will help students to understand the difference between writing headlines for print and online stories. Specifically, students will understand how search engines work and the relationship between good headlines and improved search results or more web traffic.
Students will learn how to interpret in-camera histograms to determine whether an image has a proper exposure.