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Investigative and Data Journalism Lesson Plans

ASNE Lessons for Investigative and Data Journalism

Day One
Investigative and Data Journalism Lesson – Day One
Investigative and Data Journalism PowerPoint – Day One
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Day Two
Investigative and Data Journalism Lesson – Day Two
Investigative and Data Journalism PowerPoint – Day Two

Investigative Journalism

  • Developing Ideas for In-Depth News Stories
    To be substantive, school news organizations must have more than light features. This lesson requires each student to develop one in-depth/investigative article.
  • Watergate: The Coverage and the Aftermath
    The Watergate scandal and The Washington Post’s reporting on it were a high-water mark in investigative journalism.
  • Impact of School News Publications
    Activities to help students understand key issues confronting their school community and the impact of school news publications.
  • Covering a Presidential Election
    A multi-day lesson that asks students to look at presidential debates for issues of interest to teens then research and write articles about what they heard.
  • Investigative Reporting
    What role does the press play in fostering social change? How has investigative journalism changed over time? Who/what helps or hinders the job of the investigative journalist?Has investigative journalism created problems regarding privacy?

 

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