Writing Compelling Leads

NewsThumbThe lead, which is the opening sentence of a news story, is the most crucial element of any report.

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Frame of Reference: Fair and Balanced Grades - Part II

GradesRubrics are commonly used grading tools and Google will yield many pre-made versions that you can just download.  DON’T!!!!  Create your own rubric that reflects what you can realistically expect of YOUR students.

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Ethical Considerations

NewsThumbThis article focuses on the important and complex issue of ethics, one of the cornerstones of good journalism.

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Frame of Reference: Fair and Balanced Grades


GradesHow can you grade fairly when students are doing different assignments with different deadlines?

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The Package

NewsThumbThe foundation of any TV newscast is its packages.

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Frame of Reference: The show must go on….SOON!

  
Kerby01Broadcast journalism students don’t need to know everything before they do anything. 

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Stacking the News

Gathering information and writing stories is only part of producing a good solid newscast.

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Outlook for Television News and Its Audience

Although research conducted by Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism: The State of the Media reflected on the economic decline of local news television stations, shrinking staffs, and the sharing of news content among stations, there is still hope for television reporters.

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