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Tightening for clarity

Description Journalistic writing is much more tightly written than writing most students have done before. It’s written for an audience that doesn’t have much time and wants information quickly and understandably. Something that you can write in three words is usually better than something taking seven. …

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Covering an event for a beat

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 …

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