Maybe you have a journalism and/or broadcast program at your school, or maybe you’re starting from scratch. StoryMaker has lessons to help your students produce stories that are relevant to your community and help raise awareness of important issues, challenges and success stories. Begin with Broadcast News, What is Newsworthy, Find Your Story and Journalism Ethics Lessons, then find relevant challenges or story topics and use the production tutorials. Teachers around the country who have built strong, successful programs, are available in the Educator Director to provide support, advice and guidance. You can also schedule office hours through your Educator Dashboard once you’ve signed in.
Use these teaching tools and activities to learn about the roles in the newsroom and different types of news videos, help students understand how to look for news and judge whether a story idea will capture and maintain your audience’s interest, and find out the reporter’s responsibility to their subjects, facts and fairness.
Educator Directory - Find a teacher who lists broadcast as one of their interests. Reach out via the connect button to hear how they did it.
Ethical journalism strives to ensure the free exchange of information that is accurate, fair and thorough. An ethical journalist acts with integrity. Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.
All forms of media created with the purpose of informing the public and delivering news through specific mediums such as radio and broadcast stations, digital news organizations and others.
Non-fiction video or audio communication about topics of public interest disseminated through broadcast or digital methods including tv, radio, streaming, and social media.
Getting Started Goals
White board, chalkboard or other visual board
Video Conference Software. IE: Zoom or Google Meet
Padlet, Jamboard or other app for group collaboration