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SCRIPTWRITING IN THE CLASSROOM

©2006  Frank Baker, Media Educator

Television News Script Writing Activity 

This activity involves students’ use of the daily newspaper and a blank script form. Read details here.

Recommended Resources:

  • What’s News? What Isn’t?  How the Pros Decide Media Awareness: News Reporting & Writing  (Weekly Reader’s Writing, Jan.2003 issue) Abstract: Reports on guidelines for students on news reporting and writing. Requirement to learn the difference between soft and hard news; need to practice the best form of writing a news story; requirement to learn how to prepare and conduct an interview for news.
  • Youngstown OH TV Station’s News Scripts
  • CNN Student News (daily news transcript)
  • Channel One daily news script
  • Create a Mock Newscast in Your Classroom (Weekly Reader Online)
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