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Fact checking 2

Description Editing is still more than putting commas in the right places and following AP style. An important editing job is fact-checking. We’ll use the same tips we used on the first fact-checking lesson and apply them to an article that has already been published. Did …

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Choosing engaging verbs

Description Journalistic writing doesn’t have to be boring. True, slanted words aren’t good to use. Neither are ones that show opinion or too much emotion. But that doesn’t mean sticking with “is, are, was, were” and other dull words. This lesson encourages students to choose active, …

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Designing an editorial cartoon

Description Although most journalists aren’t artists, they all need to be able to think artistically and help artists brainstorm thoughtful designs that go beyond the literal. This lesson helps all students develop this skill by asking students to design their own editorial cartoons and offer feedback …

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