Four new Web module lessons now available

Now available on the JEA Web Curriculum page (member login required) are four new lessons:

Comparing Print and Online Journalism: Students complete a coverage analysis exercise to identify the strengths and challenges of the online medium.

The Return of the Inverted Pyramid: Using a song, students practice writing a story for the Web using the inverted pyramid structure.

Beat Coverage and the Web — Why It Makes Sense: In this lesson, students analyze popular beat blogs, then identify beats on their own campus.

Generating stories for online beat coverage: A follow-up to the previous lesson, this lesson requires students to generate stories for a beat, then pitch a slate of stories worthy of online coverage.

 

Keep an eye out for the next wave of Web curriculum updates, which will include a lesson sequence on developing online story packages and integrating multimedia. If you have special requests or questions, feel free to comment here or email me directly at balmeo@gmail.com.

Michelle Balmeo

Michelle Balmeo, MJE, is the adviser of El Estoque newsmagazine and news website at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, Calif. During her 11-year tenure as adviser, the publications have regularly received NSPA’s Pacemaker award and CSPA’s Crown award. She has been selected as CA Journalism Teacher of the Year, a JEA Rising Star, and a DJNF Distinguished Adviser. She was previously the JEA Web Curriculum Leader and currently serves on the board of JEA Northern California.

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