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Keywords: news broadcast journalism video
Subject(s): Journalism, Podcasting, Technology, Social Skills, Video, Information Skills, English/Language Arts
Grades 9 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
View Full Text of Standards
School: Tygarts Valley High School, Mill Creek, WV
Planned By: Hilary Ramsey
Original Author: Hilary Ramsey, Mill Creek
Working with a select group of 10 students from the school yearbook/journalism class, I would help them create a daily newscast that would be streamed to televisions in each classroom during homeroom time. Students would learn how to write interview questions and interview individuals, how to write short news stories, how to seek out news stories and announcements, how to video and how to edit video, how to create and maintain a professional social network identity and how to be a news broadcaster like they see on the evening news! Daily newscasts will be videoed and edited the day before airing. In case of days missed due to inclement weather or holidays, students will learn how to deliver the news "live." It is my hope as their facilitator that the students learn valuable skills that will serve them well in future careers and future education. I also hope to spark students interest in broadcast journalism.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Other classes, clubs and sports can all create "spots" or "advertisements" to air on TVTV News.
Follow-Up
This would be an on-going lesson. Each day a new broadcast would be created; it would be aired the next school day.
Links: More Model School Newscasts
Model School Newscasts
Materials: Memory Cards, Batteries, Tripods, Video Tools, Televisions, PA Systems, Microphones, Hi-Def Camcorder, Cables, Podcasting
Other Items: 1 Tripod, $50 each, total of $50.00
40 Flat screen televisions, $300 each, total of $12000.00
1 Closed-Circuit television system for school, $10,000 each
3 Microphones for camcorder, $200 each, total of $600.00
1 Hi-Def Camcorder, $500 each, total of $500.00
5 Batteries, $200 each, total of $1000.00
5 Memory Cards, $100 each, total of $500.00
3 Adobe Premier Elements software, $400 each, total of $1200.00