ERIC Number: ED071085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
English Mini-Course Journalism (Preliminary, Unedited Version).
Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, PA.
Offering the student a way to develop a clear, concise style of writing, this nine-week journalism unit acquaints the student with various aspects of newspaper writing and publishing and with the correct methods for gathering and writing school news. The first part of the course introduces the students to the history and ethics of journalism and to the parts of a newspaper, to various kinds of news stories, and to technical journalism terms. From there, a temporary staff can be organized and decisions on the type of printing, circulation procedures, and deadlines can be made; each student would be involved with some aspect of the paper. The following weeks would be spent in producing the finished copy and sending it to the printer. The last week would be devoted to the students' evaluation of their writing style and effectiveness, and analysis of the makeup and general appearnace of the paper, oral reports on newspaper sales, suggestions for the next issue, and an objective test on newspaper terms. (Suggested course materials and a bibliography are included.) (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, PA.