NIE—Feb. 1-7, 2017—Anatomy Of A Newspaper

This Week’s Anton Lesson Plan

A community newspaper has many sections, from hard news and feature stories, to the editorial section and sports. All of the components of community newspapers hold some measure of importance, even the advertisements. This week’s lesson plan involves delving into and dissecting the local paper.

• Scan the local newspaper and select stories that you believe will become part of the “history” of your town in the coming years. Why do you think these stories are important?

• Encourage students to find stories that describe community problems and discuss how these problems affect their own lives.

• Ask each student to develop a plan to address one of the problems.

• Ask your students to scan the newspaper to find pictures and stories about community helpers. Who are these people and what do they do to help the local community?

• Discuss newspaper advertising and its effect on the consumers who see it. Find what you consider to be an effective newspaper advertisement and explain why you think it is effective.

• Search the newspaper for a person who might be considered a “hero” in the community. What types of personal or systemic obstacles did this person face and how did they react to challenges.

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.

Leave a Reply

Discover

Sponsor

Latest

One Tooth At A Time

“Floral Park feels like a Hallmark town,” said Dr. Cristina Georgescu, co-owner of the newly opened pediatric dentistry office, Smile Starters. “Everyone is so...

Kiton Unveils New Seasonal Line At VIP Fashion Show

On Sept. 8, Italian luxury tailoring brand Kiton held a fashion show to present items from its new collection, at Toku Restaurant located in...

State American Legion Family Department Heads Visit Nassau County

On Thursday, Sept. 15, the three newly-elected New York State department heads - American Legion Commander, David R. Riley, Sr.; American Legion Auxiliary President,...

Copiague Native Builds On Seabees Legacy

Since 1942, sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Construction Force have been building and fighting around the world. Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Meguin,...

Retail Row: Express Checkout

As fall begins, time to update some of the bigger local retail stories from the summer. Sun-Vet Mall in Holbrook was recently acquired by Syosset-based...

Get Updates Via Email

Enter your email to be updated with all the latest news and special announcements.

x