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Opinion & Commentary

Students have opinions on everything, but they need to learn the difference between ranting and actually delivering a valid opinion full of voice. Presentations: Intro to Opinion Writing Documents: A…

Profile Writing

Profile Writing

If you are advising newspaper, broadcast, or yearbook, profiles will be included in your media. People love learning about people, and profiles are the easiest way to tell unique stories…

Everyone’s A Writer

These are a series of PDF hand­outs you can use with your stu­dents to help them become bet­ter jour­nal­ists. They are part of a con­tin­u­ing project, pro­duced by Jack Kennedy. Download Everyone’s…

Writing for the Web

Resources: Writing News Online by Jonathan Dube on Poynter.org…

Narrative Storytelling

The majority of the writing your students will be doing will have a feature flare to it. The students, unless they are writing for the web, rarely focus on hard…

News writing

“Reporter For a Week” Unit from Jack Kennedy: Description on TheNext 26: HERE (It’s # 10) Assignment: HERE Examples of student pieces from unit: HERE…

AP STYLE & Grammar

Presentation:  AP Style Grammar Powerpoint Resources:  Newsroom 101.com Exercises in grammar, usage, and Associated Press style The Associated Press Stylebook HERE AP style guide test After the Deadline      …

Coaching Writers

As part of the publication process, students need to learn how to coach one another. They need to be asked questions and justify their thinking. And, advisers shouldn’t be the…