Outcome Chart - Saskatchewan - English Language Arts Journalism Studies 20 (Grade 11)

This outcome chart features links to MediaSmarts lessons and activities that support the learning objectives for Journalism Studies 20.

This course is comprised of three modules:

  • Print Journalism
  • Electronic Journalism
  • “On Assignment” independent student project

Supporting MediaSmarts resources will be listed for the first two modules.

Module 1: Print Journalism

Foundational Objectives:

Students will:

  • recognize and appreciate the role of journalism in contemporary society and in their personal lives
  • recognize and explore the ways in which print and broadcast media create and present a message
  • recognize and create the various forms, conventions, and styles of journalistic writing
  • recognize the attributes of quality journalism and the legal, ethical, and moral issues which confront the free press
  • develop the speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing, and representing skills needed to create various print publications and broadcast productions 

Specific Learning Objectives

Introduction to Print Journalism

Students will:

  • recognize and appreciate the role of journalism in contemporary society and in their personal lives
  • recognize and explore the ways in which print and broadcast media create and present a message
  • recognize and create the various forms, conventions, and styles of journalistic writing
  • recognize the attributes of quality journalism and the legal, ethical, and moral issues which confront the free press
  • develop the speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing, and representing skills needed to create various print publications and broadcast productions.

 

Lessons

Bias

Crime in the News

Crime Perceptions Quiz

The Front Page

Bias in the News

Fact Versus Opinion

Television Newscasts

You Be the Editor

Truth and Accuracy: Gathering and Writing the News

Students will:

  • recognize the importance for journalists of interviewing, researching, and reporting
  • evaluate the quality and reliability of various forms and examples of journalism
  • recognize what is news
  • recognize the elements of a news story
  • distinguish fact from opinion
  • understand effective news gathering and editing techniques
  • use the inverted pyramid style of news writing
  • write various types of news story leads and news stories
  • quote accurately, paraphrase where appropriate, and use appropriate attribution methods
  • recognize the differences between a news story and sports writing
  • write clear, informative sports stories
  • write effective headlines
  • understand the purpose of a news release
  • understand the role of a news bureau
  • use a journalism style guide

Lessons

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

How to Analyze the News

Magazine Production

Fact Versus Opinion

You Be the Editor

Writing a Newspaper Article

Television Newscasts

 

 

Ethics and Journalism

Students will:

  • speak to clarify and extend thinking
  • recognize a speaker’s attitude, tone, and bias
  • analyze and evaluate their own and others’ writing
  • evaluate the quality and reliability of various forms and examples of journalism
  • state and evaluate an author’s theme, tone, and viewpoint
  • recognize the importance for journalists of researching, interviewing, and reporting
  • understand the rights and responsibilities of the press
  • understand the legal limitations on the media
  • understand the limitations that may be imposed on student journalists, depending on school policy
  • understand the concepts of libel and slander
  • understand the concepts of stereotyping and ethnocentricism
  • evaluate the concept of objectivity

 

Lessons

Bias

Crime in the News

How to Analyze the News

The Front Page

Bias in the News

Fact Versus Opinion

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Political Cartoons

Television Newscasts

You Be the Editor

Editorial Writing: Enlightened Opinion

Students will:

  • speak to share thoughts, opinions, and feelings
  • present their point of view in a written work
  • assess an author’s ideas and techniques
  • recognize the importance for journalists of researching, interviewing, and reporting
  • understand the role of the editorial
  • recognize various types and functions of editorial material
  • write effective editorials
  • identify the components of the editorial page

Lessons

Political Cartoons

You Be the Editor

Literary Journalism

Students will:

  • recognize writing as a process of constructing meaning for themselves and others
  • relate the structure of the work to the author’s purposes and theme
  • recognize the importance for journalists of interviewing, researching, and reporting
  • identify the characteristics of new journalism and literary journalism
  • experiment with literary journalism

Lessons

Magazine Production

Photojournalism

Students will:

  • speak to share thoughts, opinions, and feelings
  • listen with purpose and concern for ideas
  • recognize the importance for journalists of interviewing, researching, and reporting
  • identify conventions of feature stories
  • understand the major functions of photographs in publications
  • recognize the impact of effective photography
  • take effective photographs
  • understand photo layout, cropping, sizing, and writing cutlines
  • recognize how computers and desktop publishing are used in commercial journalism
  • experiment with design and layout using a computer and desktop publishing program

Lessons

Camera Shots

 

Magazines

Students will:

  • speak to share thoughts, opinions, and feelings
  • listen with purpose and concern for ideas
  • analyze and evaluate their own and others’ writing
  • compare, contrast, and evaluate texts
  • recognize the importance for journalists of interviewing, researching, and reporting
  • identify conventions of feature stories
  • differentiate among the kinds of magazines
  • recognize how pervasive information is in contemporary society
  • profile a magazine
  • understand how magazines serve both readers and advertisers
  • evaluate how advertising affects magazine content
  • understand organizational patterns of magazine articles
  • compare general-interest and special-interest magazines
  • compare the design and layout of various magazines
  • explain how titles and articles are used to sell magazines
  • assess the role magazines play in their lives

Lessons

Magazine Production

 

Module 2: Electronic Journalism

Foundational Objectives

Students will:

  • recognize and appreciate the role of journalism in contemporary society and in their personal lives
  • recognize and explore the ways in which print and broadcast media create and present a message
  • recognize and create the various forms, conventions, and styles of journalistic writing
  • recognize the attributes of quality journalism and the legal, ethical, and moral issues which confront the free press
  • develop the speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing, and representing skills needed to create various print publications and broadcast productions.

Specific Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • recognize speaker’s attitude, tone, and bias
  • relate the structure of the work to the author’s purpose and theme
  • recognize the importance for journalists of interviewing, researching, and reporting
  • prepare a dramatic reading
  • recognize the difference between writing for electronic media and writing for print media
  • understand the requirements for reporting news using radio, television, and the Internet
  • consider how electronic media, including the Internet, have changed journalism and will continue to affect it in the future
  • apply understanding of print journalism to the electronic media
  • identify the conventions of the electronic media
  • understand and demonstrate copy editing for the electronic media
  • recognize how pervasive information is in contemporary society
  • understand the role of advertising in the electronic media.

Lessons

ICYou See: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

Deconstructing Web Pages

Tip Sheet

How to Search the Internet Effectively