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Interviewing basics

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 …

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Using public documents

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 …

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News gathering for a sports 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.

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