WebQuest – Introduction

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Title page of the Relation from 1609

Johann Carolus (1575−1634) was a German publisher of the first newspaper, called Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien (Account of all distinguished and commemorable news). The Relation is recognised by the World Association of Newspapers, as well as many authors as the world’s first newspaper. The German-language newspaper was published in Strasbourg, which had the status of a free imperial city in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.

Since this early effort at distributing the news there have been many thousands of newspapers and today the news surrounds us wherever we go in many different forms. They all, however, rely on the work of journalists who painstakingly gather and process the many daily events happening all over the World.

You are going to learn about what it takes be a good, honest journalist. You will study news reports, articles, watch live news shows. This will all help you write a class newspaper and at the end present a live news report that will be recorded and later edited. The objective is for the class to gain more knowledge in broadcast journalism, keeping up with current events in our classroom, town, and world. It will also help us with our writing, reading, and public speaking skills.

Your teacher will guide you about the content of your articles and I am sure that you have been learning about lots of wonderful things in your lessons. Now, you are going to publish that information in your own words – in newspaper form!

Keywords: Newspapers, Reporters, Journalists, Broadcasters, News Reports, Current Events, Writing, Language Arts, English, Spelling, Podcast

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