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21st Century Journalism


Branford High School 



Ongoing assignments


Course outline


Objectives for the class

In this course, students will...

...examine what news is and what makes something newsorthy

...write and edit news stories

...connect themselves to other parts of the world via the internet, either by hyperlinks in blogs, leaving comments on others' works, reaching out to other students reading or experiencing similar texts

...evaluate different types of social media and how they are used as part of the news gathering process

...read and evaluate a variety of "news" sources

...write about important issues of the day and help explain the relevance of those issues to the world of Branford High School and Branford

...use a variety of personal productivity tools to share their work, maximize their learning, and organize their ideas

...learn what it takes to be a critical consumer of news and ideas in our world


Online tools needed

Google account for documents and spreadsheets

PBWiki account

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