Journalism

A)   Aeon:  https://aeon.co     Publishes some of the most profound and provocative thinking on the web. It asks the biggest questions and finds the freshest, most original answers, provided by world-leading authorities on science, philosophy and society.

B)  Atlas Obscura:  http://www.atlasobscura.com     We discover amazing, hidden spots, and share them with the world.  If you’re searching for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin, gigantic flaming holes in the ground, bone churches, balancing pagodas, or homes built entirely out of paper, the Atlas Obscura is where you’ll find them.

C)  Nautilus:  http://nautil.us     About science and its endless connections to our lives. Combines the sciences, culture and philosophy into a single story told by the world’s leading thinkers and writers.

Get into a group of four or five

Each group creates their own digital/media magazine (Buddypress?)

Come up with specific themes

  • SWAG
  • Concordia issues
  • Current events
  • Fashion
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Technology
  • Dining
  • Travel

Types of media

  1. Video
  2. Article
  3. Infographic
  4. Polls
  5. Political cartoon
  6. Op ed
  7. Editor’s note
  8. Obituaries
  9. Job postings
  10. Top Ten
  11. Documentary

Resources to check out

A)  Sports Illustrated:  http://www.si.com

B)  Sports Illustrated for Kids:  http://www.sikids.com

C)  The Week:  http://theweek.com   offering commentary and analysis of the day’s breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and …

D)   Time for Kids: http://www.timeforkids.com   Provides accessible digital texts, including videos of current news in science, sports, entertainment, and world events.

E)   Sports Writing:  http://deadspin.com/it-was-a-great-year-for-sportswriting-heres-some-of-t-1489915294

F)   The Voyager–the official online student publication of Shawnee Mission West. http://www.smwest.com    The website is a combination of journalistic stories, news updates and video broadcasts, to keep you on top of all things West.

G) http://www.nytimes.com/column/nicholas-kristof

H) http://qz.com

I) Centennial – http://centennial.journalism.columbia.edu/100-great-stories/index.html#sto

J) http://www.slate.com/

K) http://www.atlasobscura.com

L) http://www.quora.com

Worksheets:

Analyzing structure

Editorials_elements

Editorials_analyze language

Editorial_planning

Editorial_final check

Feature_plan

Feature_check over

Feature story_elements

Feature stories-Elements

News story_plan2

News story _plan

New story_check over

Interview tips

Sports Story_elements

Sport Story_planning

Reviews_planning

Reviews_elements

Writing a news story

Writing a news story2

Writing a feature_plan

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