Journalism: The Media and You
Lena Cole Dennis is fluent in the Non-communication of Teenagers. The owner of Cole Dennis and Associates, she is an involved community supporter, who sits on various boards, including the Wooten Center and ARC Mid-Cities. She is a Coro Fellow and uses her training in journalism and domestic violence to bolster these organizations. Lena also wrote for several local and national newspapers, once serving as assistant to Brad "Switch Reels" Pye, Jr., award winning sports reporterIsidra Person-Lynn has taught middle school, high school and college students about the joys of journalism. A multimedia specialist, she instructs students how to incorporate their English and other course skills into journalism: print, radio,TV and the Internet including new media. Each Sunday she hosts an internet radio program, Sunday Morning-Live. For more information visit www.isidrapersonlynn.com.
7/3 Writing Assessment. The in-class assignment will be to write three paragraphs reporting on a recent event
7/5 Review papers. Practice interviewing skills—sit down interviews to red-carpet.
We need students to portray news reporters and Red Carpet Celebrities
7/10Assign students Role in video, newsletter (print) and e-newsletter
7/12 Begin research. Internet treasure hunt - Explanation of credible resources.
7/17 Coverage, Doing Your Homework Before the Interview
7/19 Mock Press Conference
7/24 Edit |Video Techniques
7/25 Revise Assignments | Photo Safari
7/31 Video Techniques
8/2 Learning about photography and other photo resources
8/7 Presentation | Meeting Strangers
8/9 Networking | Getting the Interview
8/16 Culmination | Certificates
Student Notes for Cass:Class blog is: wootenjschool.blogspot.com
Teen Reporter Handbook
To start aBlog, get your parents permission. They must sign (Age restrictions)
Set it up at www.blogger.com
Isidra's Notes for First Class:
Journalism can be really profitable:
Here is a billionaire who started out as a news reporter. Who is she?
YOUTH REPORTER: Ghana's golden boy
Jonathan Tavasti KURME, youth reporter:
DIY Radio (Do it Yourself)
Jeff's Diary: Halfrican
Emotionally Troubled Teen Show Honesty, Courage
Example of bad one (But was selected to win)
Lena's Notes:Chico Norwood, Woman Sports Writer/Editor
Will Skype from Jacksonville, Mississippi
Includes Blogging 300-400 words and Writing Newspaper Articles 600-1000 words
Good Manners Makes Money:
relationship building, family, school and church
Decorating Your Body for School/Work/Play
Develop your style and dress for the occasion
Using the clothing you have
What to Wear When & Why
Appropriate attire can save your life
Taking a Good Picture of yourself
Learning to appreciate the face God gave you
How to Interview a "Self Absorbed Knucklehead"
Sometimes people don't want to be nice
How to overcome a stuffy situation
Who, What, Why, When & How?
Newspaper Etiquette as life's lessons
Asking questions as a survival technique