News is everywhere. Real. Fake. Newspapers. Television. And the internet and social media have made reporters of us all. This self-contained introductory unit includes informational notes and activities to familiarize your students with the basics of news and journalism. After a brief overview of 'What is news?' students will consider the pros and cons of social media as a news source. An inverted pyramid graphic shows them the structure of real news stories and how the order details differs from fiction. Finally, students get to try their hand at organizing details and learning how to spot the 5Ws & H of news writing.