NIE—April 19-25, 2017—Journalism

This Week’s Anton Lesson Plan

Now, more than ever, journalism is crucial in keeping citizens informed about what’s going on in the world around them. According to the American Press Institute, journalism is “the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information. It is also the product of these activities.”

At the heart of news gathering is answering the questions who, what, where, who, why and how, while presenting facts gathered into a cohesive whole. In addition, maintaining some degree of balance in reporting both, if not all, sides of a story is crucial in maintaining high professional and ethical standards.

The following are exercises students can do to get a taste of what goes into writing a news story.

• In small groups, write two different television commercials based on a product advertised in the newspaper. For one of your commercials, be sure to use the same persuasion technique used in the newspaper.

• In a news story, draw arrows from all pronouns to their antecedents.

• Choose an editorial and clip it out of the newspaper. Take a piece of paper and divide it into two columns, labeling one “fact” and the other “opinion.” List the information from the editorial into the appropriate columns and then compare yours with that of another student. Explain the differences between the two.

Anton Media Staff
In addition to its arts and entertainment publication Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group publishes 16 community newspapers, several magazines, specialty publications and websites. With brands dating back to 1877, Anton has a commitment to deliver trusted and relevant content to the communities it serves.

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