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.
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.
Description In this lesson, students will review the concept of fair use and discuss how it applies to social media. Students will explore the terms of service of various providers and gain an understanding of who owns what content and what can be done. Objectives Students …
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.
Description This lesson walks students through the fact checking process of professionals at the American Press Institute and Politifact. Then, students will apply this same process to their own fact-checking exercise. Objectives Students will examine the process professional journalists use to ensure accuracy in their stories. …
A lesson on using search engine optimization to drive traffic
A lesson on workflow, editorial policy and staff structure for websites
A lesson introducing students to the WordPress hosting platform
A lesson on identifying technical specifications for a new website
This lesson prompts students to synthesize the results from their survey project to determine a large scale profile of their audience’s social media habits and publication preferences