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.
Description This lesson begins with an introduction to interviewing including how to plan, conduct and conclude an interview, suitable for beginners who have no interviewing experience. In part two of the lesson, students will play an ice-breaker game that will help make them comfortable with asking …
Description This lesson takes students through the steps of gathering and using public documents to report a story and to cover a public meeting. To familiarize them with the process, students will conduct an online public records search. Students also will request an agenda for a …
Activity 1: Get up, stand up, stand out This activity provides students with a chance to perform a quick survey with their classmates using a spontaneous approach. The objective of this lesson is to allow students practice in questioning. This also serves as a nice ice-breaker …
A lesson on news gathering for the in-depth story
In this assignment, students will learn what sources and research are essential to sports writing and practice using those resources. This is a flexible lesson that teachers may fit to program needs by requiring students to gather information for one or more types of sports stories, including an advance, a game report, a season recap and/or a sports news feature. Students will gather information on a particular team and use that information to write the story or stories they are assigned.