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

Michelle Balmeo

Michelle Balmeo, MJE, is the adviser of The Whirlwind newsmagazine and online news publication at West Albany High School in Albany, Ore. She's done some print stuff, some video stuff, and some web stuff over the past 16 years as a student media adviser.

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