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Intro to journalism 9/21

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Today we finished the Harrower worksheet, then I talked with the class about how to research using secondary sources. Your first step would be finding your topic, using story webs that we’ve used when brainstorming news stories.

The four major sources for secondary research we came up with were:

  1. Databases (like Ebscohost and SIRS, the librarians in the IMC can help you log on to these.)
  2. Books
  3. Periodicals (newspapers and magazines)- Remember to ask yourself if your story has been done before.
  4. YouTube (checking for old broadcast stories on the topic your researching.)

Tomorrow we will spend the first ten minutes reading feature articles so you get a feel for how that voice sounds. Then we will get together in groups and work on coming up with story webs, so my goal by the end of the hour tomorrow is for you to leave class with a story idea if you don’t already have one.


Written by CRWashPhillips

September 21, 2010 at 12:58 pm

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