Journalism: What makes a story newsworthy?

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The Daring English Teacher
Grade Levels
6th - 12th
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Do your journalism students know what makes a story newsworthy? In this journalism lesson, your students will learn about the five news determinants and how to evaluate a potential news story for its newsworthiness.

This journalism teaching resource includes:

  • editable, 30-slide PowerPoint presentation for direct instruction
  • A detailed lesson guide
  • Sketch notes page
  • News story dissection assignment
  • "Is My Story Newsworthy?" story organizer
  • News determinants quiz

With this journalism lesson, students will gain confidence in their ability to identify newsworthy stories. Students can use the "Is My Story Newsworthy?" organizer again and again for each new journalism story they write.

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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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