Outcome Chart - New Brunswick - Journalism 120

General Curriculum Outcome 1.0 Students practice journalistic integrity

1.1 Students follow a code of ethics and understand legal obligations.

Students will know:

  • how information is gathered and communicated responsibly
  • what is deemed  acceptable to communicate
  • the concepts and implications of slander, libel, plagiarism, protocol

Students will be able to:

  • act according to a code of ethics developed with classmates
  • exercise responsible journalism

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Cyberbullying and the Law

Fact Versus Opinion

How to Analyze the News

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Television News

The Citizen Reporter

The Front Page

The Girl in the Mirror

Writing a Newspaper Article

You Be the Editor

General Curriculum Outcome 2.0 Students tell accurate and compelling stories

2.1 Students employ journalistic interview and observational techniques.

Students will know:

  • strategies for preparing for interviews
  • strategies for conducting interviews
  • what details to look for
  • how to document details

Students will be able to:

  • formulate effective questions (i.e., open and close-ended)
  • build rapport with the interviewee
  • read the situation
  • probe
  • record accurate detail

MediaSmarts Resources

Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

The Citizen Reporter

2.2 Students determine newsworthiness, purpose, audience and appropriate format.

Students will know:

  • elements that determine news (e.g., timeliness, human interest, conflict, proximity, prominence, consequence)
  • how to identify the audience
  • how to identify the purpose
  • relationship between the purpose and format

Students will be able to:

  • witness and report a potential story
  • select the format that best suits the audience, purpose, type of story, skill of the creator

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Television News

The Front Page

You Be the Editor

2.3 Students produce and present news in a relevant and engaging format.

Students will know:

  • strategies for researching
  • techniques for revising
  • strategies for concise writing/representing
  • how to use journalistic conventions and reference tools
  • common journalistic formats

Students will be able to:

  • follow the composition (print, visual, oral texts) process (planning, drafting, revising, editing)
  • employ journalistic writing/representing techniques
  • create (develop content, organize word and voice) opinion pieces, feature stories, and news story
  • employ a variety of techniques to communicate the message

MediaSmarts Resources

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Television News

The Citizen Reporter

The Front Page

Writing a Newspaper Article

You Be the Editor

General Curriculum Outcome 2.0 Students analyze how journalism shapes and is shaped by the world

3.1 Students deconstruct texts to identify perspective, bias, and intent.

Students will know:

  • texts are influenced by worldview
  • language and structures are used to position the reader

Students will be able to:

  • consider critical literacy questions while reading any text
  • articulate perspective, bias, and intent

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Cyberbullying and the Law

Fact Versus Opinion

How to Analyze the News

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

The Front Page

The Girl in the Mirror

You Be the Editor

3.2 Students analyze the impact of amateur and professional journalists.

Students will know:

  • the role of the amateur journalist
  • the role of the professional journalist

Students will be able to:

  • differentiate the roles of amateur and professional journalist
  • determine the validity of information

MediaSmarts Resources

The Citizen Reporter

Writing a Newspaper Article

3.3 recognizes the impact of economic, social, historical, and political forces on journalism.

Students will know:

  • Journalism has evolved
  • Journalism is influenced

Students will be able to:

  • access information about the history of journalism
  • determine sources
  • determine agenda

MediaSmarts Resources

Bias and Crime in Media

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

News Journalism: Radio News

The Citizen Reporter

Writing a Newspaper Article