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ERIC Number: ED309433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug-12
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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The "New Yorker" Education Program and How It Was Used in One Classroom.
Adamson, June N.
Recent use of the "New Yorker" Education Program in an upper division non-fiction writing class in the School of Journalism of the University of Tennessee proved to be very effective. Initially, the numerous assignments to read detailed articles appeared overwhelming to the students, but they soon learned the importance of reading as the first step to becoming reporters and writers. Gradually students became eager to share with the class specific information and writing techniques utilized in the articles they had read. Of particular value were the reviews and critiques students wrote about their assigned articles, similar to the critiques they produced for each others' works concerning leads, syntax, grammar, organization, readability, etc. Soon students became familiar with the magazine's writers and identified quickly with the various youth reporters, observing the reporters' methods and frustrations in the writing process. A key lesson was the insight students gained about the individual ways writers and artists create to please themselves. Videotapes also demonstrated how much education, knowledge and experience are necessary to become a readable and credible writer. Additionally, books about the magazine and its writers further enlightened students about the reality of the profession in the areas of actual relationships between writers and editors and internal politics. (KEH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A