Description An important part of journalistic coverage is knowing how to complete open records requests for supportive data that add depth and perspective to your school and local reporting. This lesson will help prepare students to do that and show them why it is an important …
Description Musician Brian Eno coined the term “scenius” to describe a group of creative individuals — artists, curators, thinkers, theorists, writers, tastemakers. He said this group makes up “an ecology of talent.” Your staff is a scenius. You are the creative talent that packages the story, …
Description Editing is still more than putting commas in the right places and following AP style. An important editing job is fact-checking. We’ll use the same tips we used on the first fact-checking lesson and apply them to an article that has already been published. Did …
In this lesson, students determine the most appropriate social media tool for their intended purpose and develop a framework to select the best social media tools in different scenarios.
This lesson helps students begin to identify potential story ideas in data they collected and introduces them to resources for visualizing that data.
Students develop an “entrepreneurship report card” that could be used to determine the strength of a staff’s entrepreneurial activities.
In this lesson, students bring drafts for close-editing on word choice, first to identify and reduce use of auxiliary or “helping” verbs and then to improve verb choice.
During the second half of the school year, students and advisers must devote attention to choosing staff leaders and recruiting new members for the following year. This lesson will help students decide the criteria by which they choose their leaders and help walk them through the process of selecting their next leadership team. It will also help them consider the methods they use to recruit new staff members.
This single-day lesson challenges students to consider questions of ethics when involving citizens as journalists through social media in dangerous breaking news events.
This single-day lesson introduces students to the 5K race fundraising event used by a newspaper staff from Rockville, Maryland.