Remixing the News
Presented at the Teach-A-Thon
Reynolds School of Journalism, University of Nevada, Reno
A better way to engage
beginning students with news
And, a better way to learn:
How to find and evaluate local news
How to make defensible news judgments
How to create a news product to engage an
How to share a product to reach an intended
Zeega is a fun interactive media tool
students can use to curate news.
It was created by Matter, a San Francisco-based
accelerator for mission-driven games
committed to changing media for good.
Create an engaging news product that takes one to
two minutes to watch
Include three to five noteworthy local news stories
(can also include weather, sports & entertainment)
Of importance and interest to students
Publish daily and share on social media
Learning from mistakes
Short, accurate writing
Punctuation and spelling
Did you include "newsworthy" stories for the day?
Is your writing accurate, concise, and correct?
Is your visual storytelling legible and attractive?
Do your choices violate professional standards?
Did you meet your deadline?
How journalists can use interactive storytelling tool
Zeega, IJ Net, Margaret Looney
Poynter’s News University free tutorial/webinar on
If you have examples of Zeegas you like,
please tweet them!
And if you try this assignment, let me
Reynolds School of Journalism