3/14 Class Plan

No Pie Chart today. Here’s how we will deal with Chapter 11 tonight.

I’ve set up a storify page looking at several online news organizations’ packages for a big story in the American politics. With your group, compare two of the packages in terms of ideas presented in the chapter. You should also consider how the information in the packages would be presented differently in print form. After 15 minutes, each group will give a short presentation to the class.

For next time: Find online polls from three different websites and analyze the purpose of the polls. Are they designed to tell editors something important about the audience like and dislikes, or they just designed to entertain? We will discuss these at our next lesson. Also, read chapter 12.

One more thing: Irene told me that Voice of America is looking for stories and reflections about the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami, and the one year commemoration. Students are encouraged to make submissions to their Tsunami Stories Tumblr.

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