Lesson Plans
Journalism 4th Q 02.03 Lesson Plans
Week: 03/31/2003 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
No Class--Spring Play performance.
Finish Fire story.
Media studies--the effects of news coverage: Robert Siegle speech (Robert Siegel, host of NPR's All Things Considered, outlines his observations on how the media contributes to the knowledge and ignorance of the American public in his speech, "NPR News: From Daily Reports to the Coverage of Crisis." (Originally broadcast on Midday, March 5, 2003.)--http://access.mpr.org/mprpresents/; questions, what percentage of people, according to The Center for People in the Press, believe that Saddam Hussein was partly responsible for the 9/11 attack?, what do the two opposing analysts conclude concerning the connection between Bin Laden and Hussein regarding Powel’s UN speech?, what two theories does Siegel offer to explain the high percentage of people believing that Bin Laden and Hussein are connected?, what’s the crisis “in American life”?, what’s different about the media environment today compared with the media environment of Siegel’s youth?, what areas in our society share responsibility for the crisis?, according to Siegel, ignorance undermines our aspirations to be a ______________..
Interview techniques--read p.p. 29-41 (skip the boxed stories, except the one on p.p. 38-39), "IHSJ"; do "Suggested Practice", 2, 4, 5; do "Chapter 3 Review".
Editor work--story possibilities.
Select one, write three leads, write the story.
Feature writing--definition, examples; read p.p. 17-27, "IHSJ"; find/analyze two features from daily newspaper (thesis, supporting strategies, hook strategy, concluding strategy; do "Chapter 2 Review".
List feature topics.