Newspapers in the Digital Age
By the.gov, PBS
This lesson explores the changes in the newspaper business, how stories are covered and delivered and the changes in economic models to secure their existence. After viewing a 6:50 minute video and completing a background reading, students evaluate the most significant developments in news dissemination through individual ranking and small group consensus work. Students then construct an illustrated timeline that explains the historical significance of each development. Finally, students predict trends in journalism over the next 5 years.