Wednesday, August 5, 2015

6 ways Journalists can use press releases

When you are starting out as a journalist, you have to learn how to write effectively. This is a different type of writing than what is taught in school, Is  |"Truth in the news" still the norm, or not?

Read this post and discuss it with your English teacher
http://www.poynter.org/how-tos/writing/181207/6-ways-journalists-can-use-press-releases-effectively/


Key Terms
verbatim
 released
 minimal editing
attribution
plagiarism
newsrooms
 traditional reporting skills
fact-check the information
paraphrase
 raise questions
 transparent
newsworthy
 time-sensitive
hoax
analysis
my beat


Questions
Do you believe in the news from social media? 
What makes a press release important? 
What things do you look for in a press release? 
How do you know they they are telling the truth? 
How often do you follow the news? 
Do you write for a blog, or other newspaper? 
Do you think that letters to the Editor are effective? 
What type of news do you like? 




Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher 





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