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High School Journalism

These sites have tips for improving high school publications. The topics include yearbook and newspaper design, caption writing, interviewing, editing, and more. There is also information about students’ rights as journalists and the landmark Hazelwood Supreme Court Case. Includes links to eThemes Resources on photography, newspaper writing, political cartoons, and newspaper production.


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View the front pages from many newspapers around the world. The site is updated daily. This site is good for comparing how different newspapers designed the major story of the day.
This site has several tips and teaching ideas on various journalism topics.
Browse these teaching tips for ideas on how to improve your high school publications.
This site explains the landmark Supreme Court Case regarding high school press freedom.
This site offers advice about students' press rights and how to obtain legal help.
These headlines highlight issues in high school journalism. Click on the links to read the articles. NOTE: The site includes message boards.
Learn some common mistakes to avoid when writing captions for photographs.
This article explains how changing a typeface can alter the mood of a headline.
Here is a site devoted to newspaper design. There are many articles about using good design in your publication and see many examples of redesigns.
These sites have tips for writing newspaper stories. Learn how to write using an inverted pyramid and answer the questions of who, what, when, where, why, and how. Includes information about headlines, leads, and story angles. There are links to eThemes Resources on newspaper production and news sites for students.
These sites have information about the history of photography and the photographic process. Read biographies of famous photographers, browse through a timeline of important events, and learn how cameras and film work. Includes on online simulation that demonstrates the importance of shutter speed and aperture. There are online games and videos, plus many historic and modern photos. Includes instructions for making a pinhole camera, plus information on how to use photography to teach mathematical concepts.

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