This lesson introduces students to main sources of big data on the web and gives them an opportunity to explore web-based tools for gathering data.
Students will explore data journalism projects on both the professional and student level and brainstorm how data might be used in their own reporting.
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.
This lesson provides a review and a test of news gathering basics: research, writing questions, interviewing and observation. It is a classroom-based option to culminate the News Gathering Basics unit.
In this lesson, students will practice essential skills of a reporter: finding and researching facts, interviewing and observation.
In this lesson, students will learn some tips and tricks for journalistic note taking and practice taking notes from a guest speaker, video or prepared speech.
A lesson on news gathering for the in-depth story