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ERIC Number: ED558563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan-11
Pages: 2
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Visiting School Campuses: Reporter Guide
Carr, Sarah
Education Writers Association
Spending time in schools and classrooms can be one of the best ways for novice reporters to dive into the education beat, and for veteran journalists to find fresh inspiration. While it is certainly not necessary for every story, education journalists should try their best to make time to visit schools. Classroom observations and campus tours help us come up with story ideas, fact check assertions made by school officials, develop relationships with sources, give our reporting a human dimension, and allow us to more deeply understand the beat. Much of the most meaningful education journalism ever produced originated when reporters took the initiative to immerse themselves inside schools. [This guide was made possible in part by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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