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Module 1 Principles of Journalism 1 - Overview and Gathering Sources

In this video, we will define the idea of principles, present an overview of the 10 principles of journalism, and look at all the principles that a journalist needs to think about when they are gathering sources.

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Module 1 Principles of Journalism 2 - Telling the Story

In this video, we're going to talk about four more principles of journalism. Originality, completeness, transparency and fairness.

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Module 1 Language Focus – Simple Past and Past Progressive

In this video, we're going to talk about the structure and meaning of the simple past and the past progressive. We'll also talk about when we should use each of these forms.

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Module 1 Principles of Journalism 3 - Making an Impact

In this video, we're going to look at the principles that are about impacting people, meaning, how people are affected by the articles that a journalist writes. We're going to talk about the last four principles of journalism: restraint, humanity, accountability, and empowerment.

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Module 2 William Cowen Interview

This video looks at how we interact with media every day and discusses how media has changed over the years and how it has remained constant.

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Module 2 What is Media Literacy?

in this video, we're going to answer the question, what is media literacy? In order to do that, we'll start with an understanding of literacy, in general, and then we'll discuss the idea of media literacy.

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Module 2 Expressing opinions with modals 1

In this video we're going to learn about how to express opinions with modals. Modals include words like can, could, will, would and several more. With this skill you'll be able to describe how you feel about a situation in a more precise way. We'll talk about the meaning of different types of modals.

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Module 2 Expressing opinions with modals 2

In this video, we're going to learn about the grammar of modals. In a previous video, we learned about two types of modals, modals for possibility and for advice. Now, let's see the grammar rules for how to use them in a sentence.

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Module 3 Bias by Placement

In this video we're going to discuss Bias by Placement. We'll talk about how the Role of Editors and Sensationalism can lead to this type of bias.

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Module 3 Bias by Omission

In this video we're going to talk about a bias by omission. We'll focus on two types, avoiding coverage of a story and presenting a one-sided story.

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Module 3 Connotation vs Denotation

In this video, we're going to discuss denotation and connotation. These concepts deal with the way we choose words to express different meanings and opinions.

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Module 3 Bias by Spin

In this video we're going to talk about bias by spin. Remember spin means giving a positive or negative point of view about a subject in order to change the opinion of the audience.

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Module 3 Overcoming Bias

In this video, we're going to talk about how you can use media literacy skills to overcome the types of bias we discussed in this unit. Bias by omission, bias by placement and bias by spin.

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Module 4 Choosing a Topic

In this video, we'll look at choosing a topic and turning it into an idea.

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Module 4 Researching an Idea

In this video, we'll talk about different types of articles or television news segments. We'll also talk about different sources, journalists use for information.

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Module 4 Pitching a Story to Newspapers and Magazines

In this video, we'll talk about the process newspapers and magazines go through when picking what stories to print. Part of this process is called pitching a story.

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Module 4 Pitching a Story for Radio

In this video we're going to look at pitching a radio script. This is similar but a little bit different to pitching a print media script.

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Module 1 Language Focus Word Families

In this video we’ll talk about word families, words with the same root and different endings to form various parts of speech. We’ll also talk about how the pronunciation may change within a word family.

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Module 4 Interviewing Sources Wh questions

In this video we’ll focus on wh- questions, or questions that begin with wh- words like who, what, where, when, and why. First, we’ll examine the question structure. Then, we will look at examples of questions a journalist in an interview.

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Module 5 Language Focus Quoting Sources and Reporting Verbs

In this video we will talk about why journalists use quotes, and about different verbs journalists use when reporting a quote.