Description The best way for students to decide the direction in which they want to take their program is to analyze the work of others. This lesson will help students walk through the work of other high school broadcast programs, set goals for their own work, …
Description As the primary type of coverage done on the web, students need to quickly become proficient in writing beats online. In this lesson, students will learn how to plan beat coverage and then, as a class, cover a schoolwide event. It would be helpful for …
Description This is designed as a culminating web project. It is useful to do this after students have been taught how to write a feature, how to integrate multimedia elements into a story, and how to take photographs with captions to complement a story. A list …
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 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.
This lesson introduces students to the online advertising model used by a student media program in Missouri.
In this lesson, students will analyze current policies and write guidelines and procedures. Students will then analyze the others’ classwork and provide feedback. Students will be able to rewrite their contribution after the feedback is given. Students will also audit the publication’s diversity.
A lesson on how to write a news story about an event that will take place in the future with the goal of informing readers who might want to attend or participate.
In this lesson, students will practice essential skills of a reporter: finding and researching facts, interviewing and observation.