Language Objective: I will analyze an article of my choice and generate story proposals for my own informational news article.
Read current events. Choose one of the following sites:
Choose three different news topics that came up in your reading and write them on separate sticky notes. For each topic, also include why it was newsworthy.
Exchange your sticky notes with three different people not in your group during Give One, Get One.
2. New Article Analysis CANVAS Discussion:
Write a (300-word) post analyzing the following for a news article of your choice (must be current, from a major news source):
- Why did you choose this article?
- What is new and/or interesting about this article?
- Why is it newsworthy (Defend this based on the "What is News?" presentation pointing out which news values apply.)
- How is this article structured?
- What sources does the author use?
- Check credibility for each source used. Back up your credibility check by pointed out how you checked the source (you can do this in form of a list)
- Overall, evaluate your article's credibility based on the fact check you conducted.
3. After posting, reply to the posts of two other classmates, pointing out one thing you have learned from them and one question you still have after reading the analysis of their article.
4. Story Ideas Power Point and Story Proposals:
Write proposals for two possible news article ideas. Note: Your chosen topic has to be big enough to allow you to take multiple angles on it and to write a news article, create a photograph, infograph, and a video for it. Be sure it is something interesting and complex enough to spend this quarter on.
For each proposal, include the following:
- What news values does this idea address (defend your idea based on at least two news values.)
- Summarize the angle you are taking on your idea in six words.
- List three sources who have authority over this topic who you would interview
- List three websites or places you would find other facts or background for your research
- Canvas Discussion
- Two Story Proposals