Title Using Social Media to Cultivate Coverage Description This lesson will have students review and evaluate professional and other media staffs’ methods of storytelling on a variety of social media platforms. After the presentation and discussion, students will evaluate and analyze their own use of social …
Title 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 …
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.
A lesson on gathering information to write a profile
A lesson connecting students to professional journalists
This lesson reinforces the basic interviewing process.