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Journalistic Writing/Editing Skills

Identify news, elements of news, news sources, and beats; develop effective interview techniques; develop techniques in researching and 'backgrounding' written reports; present facts without editorializing; write effective leads; identify the five W's (who, what, when, where, why or how) of news writing; identify and write the basic inverted pyramid structure of a news story; identify and compose the elements of feature writing - structure, topics, and sources; recognize and develop categories of specialized writing including opinion, captions, broadcast reports, headlines, and yearbook copy.  Enter publications for critical review by a rating service.

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Ages: 13 - 18
Capturing Authentic Narratives
From ted.com, produced by TED education
Journalism can be much more than reporting. An authentic, human narrative touches audiences and keeps them reading. Learn how to shape a human-centered news story, and the importance of facts, context and heart.  (03:18)
December 19, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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Ages: 11 - 18
How to Write a News Lead: Part 3
From ehow.com, produced by ehow
This one minute video gives a quick overview of a good news lead and how to write one.
April 8, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
News Article Interview Tips
From ehow.com, produced by ehow
This one minute video explains the steps to prepare for an interview. Several good tips given, but the video lacks examples.
April 8, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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