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Multimedia Teaching Tools

I recently completed a multimedia package of teaching tools aimed at teaching undergraduates how to cover a police beat for a newspaper.

Check out the video: Pounding the Pavement: A Day On the Police Beat

Check out the audio slide show: Understanding the Police Beat

Ultimately, I would love to teach an online class that introduces students to many of the beats at a traditional newspaper. Ideally, students would watch/listen to the multimedia teaching tools, then they would go out and cover a story on that beat. Simultaneously, they would blog about the issues they encountered while on the beat.

Perhaps someday…



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