Students will be introduced to the language of media and how to write in a media style. Study of online/newspaper page layout, media advertising, interviewing, copy editing, video, art and photography will be included.
Students completing the Journalism course will be more prepared for the challenge of working on the school newspaper and Internships.
We will also work on the social media and website!
This course will focus on all aspects of media (radio, newspaper, television, social media, web design and the internet).
|1||Intro to Journalism – History of Journalism
Role of Journalists
Portfolio Review –
What is a journalist?
– Current Events
|2||Basics of Journalism & vocabulary – What is a newspaper?|
|3||Ethics of news- News Writing/ Workshops 1 and 2|
|4||News Writing assignment & article review|
|5||Reporting Basics/ Workshops|
|6||Reporting assignment & article review|
|7||The Art of Interviewing|
|8||Writing assignment & article review|
|9||Newspaper critique/Internet Critique|
|12||Editorial Writing assignment & article review|
|13||Sports Reporting/ Layout/Beats/News ideas|
|14||Sports Writing assignment & article review|
|15||All the Presidents Men|
|16||Newspaper Critique & article review/ Workshops|
Photojournalism/Business of newspaper (sales)
|18||Finals Review & Final Test|
History of Journalism:
Highlights from the history of journalism, from Mark Twain and Lois Lane to … Welcome to the world of journalism!!
Before you begin learning how to report and write stories, take a tour of the heroes and history that brought us this far.
IN THIS CHAPTER:
6 Newsroom heroes, legends and folklore
Highlights from the history of journalism, from Mark Twain and Lois Lane to “Citizen Kane.”
8 The birth of journalism
How newspapers were established in America — and how the fight for a free press led to war.
10 News in the 19th century Mass media dominated city streets, while yellow journalism gave reporters a bad name.
12 News in the 20th century Radio and television threaten the media monopoly newspapers enjoyed for centuries.
14 Today’s changing media landscape
The availability of news online has created new opportunities and challenges for journalists.
16 The student journalists’ news attitude survey
Compare your news consumption habits to those of hundreds of other students nationwide.
Pick 1 History of American History quizlet!
Functions of Mass Media
Learn Trello/web parts
How do I get to the Pirateer page layouts?
Images-Cut lines and more!!
What are current events?
Pick Assignments for teams
Start group assignment: Overhaul
- social media
Posting for social media: (Ethics) Rules of the road
Writing Solid Leads:
Curating a complete news story:
Critique stories and other content
Critique 1 – BLOG WK2 Critiques
Finish WK2 Critiques
News writing styles
Glossary of Newspaper Terms – Post to your blog
Monday (WK3 Critique)
Critique 2 (Here is a link for news critiques for journalism)
Do ALL three:
Fill out story idea sheet to turn in…Story Idea Sheet
Story ideasIDEAS:Check local and daily newspapers
- Check Internet sites of teen interest and schools
- Check online student newspapers
- Talk with the school’s public relations person
- Talk with coaches, guidance counselors, secretaries and the principal
- Talk with the principal’s advisory group or cabinet
- Talk with student council members and the sponsor
- Survey teachers about unusual assignments, clubs they sponsor, students in their classes who are involved in interesting activities.
- “Beat Letters” for all clubs, organizations, teams, department heads, PTA, custodian or maintenance works, librarians.
- Contact parent groups, such as athletic boosters or band boosters
- Walk around the school and take note of posted fliers
- Look at the sports calendar, district calendar and school calendar
- Ask your friends what they would like to see in the paper
- Survey students in the school newspaper or as a class assignment
- Contact cafeteria workers, bus drivers, maintenance personnel, etc.
- Watch local and national news programs for stories that might interest your audience
- Exchange newspapers with other schools
- Brainstorm in class
- Seek out students, coaches, teachers, staff, alumni or clubs to profile
- Contact the alunni group
- Check out other media for new releases, such as CDs, movies or books
- “Play Detective” — ask questions about things that have sparked your curiosity
- Ask your peers to write letters to the editor, columns, editorial cartoons or to participate in “man-on-the-street” columnns
- Check out school policies or the code of conduct
- Attend school board meetings
Write your story!!!
What is going well?
What is the next step?
Everyone will be in a different spot in the project so please ask me questions…..
Attribution- The use of said.
- Leave subject in natural environment that fits story
- Make it a conversation
- Don’t be afraid of silence
- The power of the open-ended question
- Do a pre-interview (make them comfortable)
- Don’t cut it short
- If they’ve dodged a question, re-phrase it
- Ask, “is there anything you would like to add?”
Oct 1, 2010 – Editor’s note: Interviewing is the cornerstone of good journalism, andthestories you tell are only as good as the information you get. Eight CNN …
Pachter main points:
- Figure out how you encounter people and what you want to find out about them
- A good interview is never about intellect, it’s about their energy, their life force
- Modest people make poor interviewees
- How do you get through barriers
- Get them to open up-What is the key that allows it to proceed?
- Affectionate arm wrestling
- Empathy-feel what they want to say
- Everybody is waiting to be asked about their story
Next, because this class is called “Journalism” we need to look at Digital Photography!
Walsworth yearbooks is the foremost authority in teaching students how to use a camera properly.
They have kindly given us permission to use the lessons they developed just for you!
Here are the five lessons and exercises, plus the glossary:
Once your story is in the newspaper, we want to promote it on the website. But it is not enough to just post it in its original form. We use Link Journalism (with the internet and social media) to enhance, complement, source or add content to stories.
Let’s go through this lesson:
We start with the history of Links
And some of the details
Count off into groups and lets highlight words or phrases that we could use to link content.
(give one, get one) Groups move to next story.
Now we add social media and other elements
and now we figure out if we learned anything!
iPhone – What are your thoughts? Are iPhones/Smart phones saving the newspaper industry? Why or why not.
You are being interviewed by a major news publication, and you tell the reporter something that is “off the record.”
You use a slightly vulgar word to describe someone else’s recent actions. A reporter from a news department overhears what you said, and he tweets that statement to the world.
After he does, he claims he did not know that what you said was “off the record.”
Rank the following types of people in terms of their trustworthiness:
Teenagers Teacher Financial Adviser
Child under 10 Journalist Factory worker
Parent Doctor Plumber
Grandparent Real Estate Agent Poet
- Why did you rank them as you did?
- How important was your past experience in shaping your views of these categories of people?
- Were there any that you categorized as either high or low trust according to second-hand reports?
- If so, which ones?POST TO BLOG AS WK9 Trustworthy
Watch All the President’s Men
Write an Opinion/Editorial – 150-200 words
We need to learn to sell ads for our school newspaper! This sounds daunting but it is actually quite easy if you believe in the product.
We will use several lessons presented by School Journalism.org