Unit Description <br />The history of news reporting in the United States.<br />The responsibility of the media.<br />The responsibility of the student press. <br />
Essential Questions <br />What types of communication are special to the mass media?<br />What are some historic milestones in the development of mass media?<br />How do the mass media reflect society and shape culture?<br />What are a journalist's responsibilities?<br />What role should the student press play in its community? <br />
Enduring Understandings(what you really need to “get”)<br />Mass media is a record human experience.<br />Journalists write the "first draft of history.”<br />Journalism is the "fourth estate" of government.<br />Mass media have the power to shape culture.<br />With power comes responsibility.<br />Professional standards of journalism are worth developing and defending. <br />
Mastery Objectives<br />Know the major events in the development of news reporting in the United States.<br />Understand the meaning and limitations of the freedom of the press.<br />Appreciate the roles and responsibilities of journalists, including the student press. <br />
Assignment #01<br />Pre-learning assessment test!<br />No need to panic. It’s a participation grade. All you need to do is complete it.<br />What you need: 01_MassMedia_H1<br />Online resource: The Manual, pp. 75 – 76 in Section Reporter's Toolbox<br />Password to open the doc: advjrn10<br />You will find all the answers to the Pre-Learning Assessment here.<br />WARNING: CHECK YOUR FACTS!! ONE OF THE ANSWERS IN THE MANUAL IS WRONG.<br />You must discover which fact is wrong by checking your facts via other Internet resources.<br />
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