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Using data to cover a beat

Description Students read a blog post on using data to find stories, then apply the principles to their own beat coverage and generate story ideas. Objectives Students will be able to read and extract the main ideas from an article. Students will discuss and evaluate the …

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InDesign basics, part 1

Description This is day three of a four-week unit plan that helps students learn the basic terminology, functions and foundations of design. Topics covered include typography, color, grids, formatting, spacing, measurements and modular design.   Objectives Students will identify the four basic categories of type. Students …

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Digging into typography

Description This is day two of a four-week unit plan that helps students learn the basic terminology, functions and foundations of design. Topics covered include typography, color, grids, formatting, spacing, measurements and modular design.   Objectives Students will identify the four basic categories of type. Students …

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Dissecting design

Description This is day one of a four-week unit plan that helps students learn the basic terminology, functions and foundations of design. Topics covered include typography, color, grids, formatting, spacing, measurements and modular design. Objectives Students will identify the four basic categories of type. Students will …

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Digital dictation tools

Description Interviewing is essential to journalists. Preparation and engagement are vital to a good interview. But capturing the interview in a digital recording and then transcribing the audio is one of the most time consuming part of a journalist’s job. In this lesson, students will explore …

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