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ERIC Number: ED068966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Writing for the Reader, Journalism, English: 5113.65.
Riley, Wallis H.
A journalism writing course which trains students in techniques of newsgathering and reporting, emphasizing objectivity, accuracy, clarity, and journalistic style, is described. The objectives of the course include: (1) recognition of nonverbal cues transmitted by a speaker; (2) description of conveyed meanings of emotive language in news articles from different newspapers treating the same subject; (3) differentiation of statements of fact and opinion; (4) analysis of selected aspects of news coverage from a daily newspaper; (5) discrimination of news items of various constructions; (6) construction of samples of the various types and structures of news stories; (7) prediction of reactions to slanted news presentations; (8) evaluation of news items by standards set up by the class; and (9) synthesis of the student's knowledge through generation of a class newspaper. A rationale for the course, numerous detailed teaching strategies, and a bibliography of student and teacher resources, including textbooks, reference materials, books, magazines, and films, is included. (Author/DI)
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Authoring Institution: Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.