The world is full of stories, both far afield and in your own backyard. What stories tend to go under-reported, and how can we seek them out? What tools does a journalist use to find and tell stories that engage and inform audiences, while uplifting issues that don't often make headlines?

This series equips students to answer these questions and embark on their own journalistic projects, at home or in their communities. Each lesson contains an instructional video featuring world-class journalists and editors sharing tips on a journalism skill, a printable lesson guide perfect for distance learning or in-class work, and activity prompts to apply students' new knowledge to a creative project of their own. Interested in scheduling a workshop introducing these lessons to students or educators? Click here to connect to a member of the K–12 team.

Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan

How to Find and Analyze Underreported Stories: Critical Thinking, Text Analysis and Writing

Students explore news articles and instructional videos to evaluate how they can find and analyze under-reported stories in the news.

Lesson Plan

How to Describe Places to Tell Under-Reported Stories: From Drafting to Editing

In this lesson, students will hear from a journalist who uses writing skills to describe under-reported place, and practice the same skills in original writing.

Lesson Plan

Interview Techniques for Telling Under-reported Stories

In this lesson, students analyze how journalists use interviews to research and tell under-reported stories. They then apply those tips to their own interviews.

Lesson Plan

How to Tell Under-Reported Stories with Photography

In this lesson, students will analyze how photojournalists tell under-reported stories using photography.

Decorative graphic for audio Journalism Skillbuilder lesson

Lesson Plan

How to Tell Underreported Stories With Audio

Students will analyze how journalists tell underreported stories using audio and apply tips from journalists for telling audio stories themselves.