If you teach broadcast journalism, you’re always looking for powerful clips to show your students and spark meaningful conversations about the craft. The TV News Toolbox for Teachers makes it much easier, especially in a remote-learning environment.
Now you can bring duPont, Peabody and national Emmy award-winners from local and network news into your classroom with this collection of 38 microlearning activities organized into eight lessons. Watch stories together as a class and then engage students in the discussion questions provided. Share behind the scenes moments with the storytellers to bring the lesson full circle.
Explore this vast library of timely material. Then you can mix, match and make the semester more engaging for your students.
11 Alive Atlanta at WXIA
Director of Reporting
9News Denver KUSA
News4 Investigates WSMV
Director of Visual Journalism
9News Denver KUSA
Vice President Talent Recruitment and Development
Course learning outcomes
Each lesson features multiple videos, discussion guides and interviews with the creators. Topics include:
- The MMJ investigator: How to do it all, with Brendan Keefe
- General assignment stories with a twist of investigative reporting, with Nancy Amons
- How to think like a photographer, with Anne Herbst
- Getting the most from your interviews, with Byron Pitts
- Storytelling in strange times, with Boyd Huppert
- How to tackle complicated and even non-visual stories for TV, with Chris Vanderveen
- Why diversity and inclusion is vital to journalism, with Ramon Escobar
- Ethics calls on tight deadlines, with Al Tompkins
Who should take this course?
The course is intended for college educators who teach broadcast journalism and are looking for practical, real-life and bite-sized learning material for their classroom, whether it’s tight online or in person. Aspiring TV reporters, field producers, MMJs/VJs and photojournalists can also enroll to see examples from the field.