Research and Report on a Famous Journalist
Choose one of the journalists from the list below and create a PowerPoint
presentation on his/her life. Be sure to include all elements from the
requirements list below.
(Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman)
- Your PowerPoint presentation should include the following in a well
organized, well written report (in your own words):
- biography of his/her life
- how he/she became a journalist
- highlights of his/her career
- what he/she is known for, remembered for
- include any special pioneering aspects of his/her career
- views he/she held about journalism (and related fields, like
photojournalism), politics, war, society, etc.
- other interesting details that make your report complete
- a photo or illustration of your reporter
- snippets of or samples of his/her work (photos, article excerpts, etc.)
- a works cited page: see your FSSH for how to cite your sources (you need a
minimum of two sources); this page should be your last slide.
- As you present your report, be sure that you are not merely reading what
is on the slide, but that you are speaking to your audience (that's us) and
developing the ideas fully. If partners complete this assignment, both must
share equally in the oral presentation.
- Do not make your slides difficult to read or see. Use color schemes that
are easy on the eye. Do not add too many bells and whistles, but do make your
presentation visually appealing. Make the tone of the slide match the tone of
your person. (Serious=serious).
- Save your PowerPoint on your H:/ drive to run it from there. It's a good
idea to make a back up copy on a disk.
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