This is a lesson that could work with beginning journalism students or student publications staff members. It explains what a package is (graphics, photos, stories, headlines combined to create a visually appealing story). Using a PowerPoint, group activities, and a final project students will brainstorm what they would like their final package to look like and write the stories. You could even go so far as to ask them to take the photos, create the graphics, and design the pages. This is meant for print publications but could be adjusted for online journalism as well.
Other materials include:
Project Explanation Sheet: http://www.slideshare.net/mawoodwo/packaging-project-explanation-sheet
Group Practice Activity Sheet: http://www.slideshare.net/mawoodwo/packing-group-practice-activity
Maestro Sheet: http://www.slideshare.net/mawoodwo/packaging-maestro-planning-sheet