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Felix Gryffeth

Climate Change Denial: The danger of false balance in journalism - 2 views

  • "undue attention to marginal opinion"
  • editorial decisions should be guided by where the scientific consensus might be found on any given topic
  • doesn't mean you should give equal space or airtime to established truth on the one hand and reality-challenged people who don't like it on the other.
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    To try to be fair, many journalists may print what someone says, print what the other side says and call it a day. The trouble is, there isn't always equal merit on both sides. Think climate change.
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    To try to be fair, many journalists may print what someone says, print what the other side says and call it a day. The trouble is, there isn't always equal merit on both sides. Think climate change.
Vicki Davis

Welcome to Journalism Education Association - 2 views

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    The US national association for journalism educators is the JEA. As you seek to improve and level up your journalism program at your school, this site has many resources for you to use. "The Journalism Education Association is the largest scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers. Put simply, we educate teachers on how to educate students."
Vicki Davis

Resolution on the Importance of Journalism Courses and Programs in English Curricula - 1 views

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    If you need "proof" of the merit of journalism programs, look no further than the "enemy" that has been the excuse for killing many journalism programs -- test scores. Read this NCTE position paper about journalism in the curriculum which states: "It is important to note that a body of research provides data showing that students who participate in journalism programs do better on testing and college language arts courses. In Journalism Kids Do Better (Dvorak, Lain, Dickson), research shows students who take journalistic writing courses score higher on the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition exam than students who take only AP or honors English courses. They also score higher on college entrance exams such as the ACT. "We've done a number of research studies that show that high school journalism is equal to or exceeds standard English [courses], Dvorak said. "Journalism students' writing skills, their sensitivity to audience, their use of grammar, punctuation, spelling, their concern with accuracy, their use of sources -- all of these things tended to be significantly higher in their performances."" I would also argue that many students who are not reached by AP or honors courses can be highly engaged in journalistic pursuits. If you want a strong writing program, make sure you have a school newspaper. Share this with your newspaper and annual staff advisors to help reinforce the merit of journalism programs with your board of education and administrators.
Vicki Davis

Campus Weblines: Organizing a Student Newspaper Staff - 5 views

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    The New York Times has a handy guide for organizing a student newspaper staff including the roles and how to balance print and online "voices". I also like the section in the guide "Using the Paper to Enhance the Curriculum."
Vicki Davis

Award Winners | School Newspapers Online - 0 views

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    This website aggregates the best online school newspapers from around the web. As you take your school news online consider and review some of the best out there and decide what works for you.
Vicki Davis

Options for Getting a High School Newspaper Online | - 0 views

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    Here are 3 options for taking your high school newspaper online. I like that they recorded the pitches. The three options covered include JEA Digital, School News Online, and Interscholastic Online News Network. Also note that you can set up and create your own Wordpress site which may be the best, most affordable option.
Vicki Davis

Let's kill technology journalism | Jamie Kelly - 3 views

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    Jamie Kelly does a nice job of dissecting much of what is wrong with technology journalism - going for the trending topic instead of saying "this topic is trending because of misinformation" (i.e. Instagram terms of service changes). I think these points are excellent and can also apply to much of what happens in the education circles as well -- if everybody is talking about ___, then everyone is searching about ____, then everyone is writing about ____ so they will be found. Sometimes it is good not to be everybody but to be somebody who is different and more importantly, who goes through the hype to be as accurate as possible.
Vicki Davis

JESS KLEIN: Webmaking 101 for Journalists: A Prototype - 1 views

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    It is great to watch this Webmaking 101 course for journalists evolve. jess Klein wants to "create authentic learning experiences around webmaking projects." This is a brainstorm about how to teach journalists the basics of html, css, and copyright authentically. I'm looking for the site. I love it. The site would strip out everything but the text and let the journalists add things back in.
Kelly Faulkner

Unnecessary Journalism Phrases - 5 views

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    redundant phrases that pepper the news. links to articles. interesting for media classes or journalism classes.
Vicki Davis

Twitter for Newsrooms - Twitter Media - 5 views

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    Twitter for newsrooms is out. This is a guide to help journalists. It is fascinating to watch journalists have to grapple with some of the most significant changes in their profession since Gutenberg's press. Citation: RT @web20classroom - New guide called Twitter for Newsrooms launches today #edtech20 #edchat #iste11 #edchat #ukedchat #socialmedia #engchat http://t.co/mmYNXYP
Ruth Howard

Maria Popova: In a new world of informational abundance, content curation is ... - 6 views

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    Literacy literature digital literacy future of education curation of content.  Good writeup on Twitters role in curation
Kelly Faulkner

Watching "Not In Our Town" Together: A Classroom Guide | Not in Our Town - 10 views

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    resource for anti-bullying unit
Ruth Howard

Teacher Guides: Can You Trust the News? - NewsTrust.net - 8 views

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    teacher guides 'Can you trust the news?'
Traci Seyb

Newseum | Washington, D.C.'s Most Interactive Museum - 8 views

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    The Newseum - a 250,000-square-foot museum of news on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington DC - offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits. After opening to rave reviews the Newseum has become one of Washington's most popular destinations.
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