The new project for my students ( Fourth year of secondary education ) has been the creation of their own newspaper. I proposed my students to investigate about the Elizabethan Era and Victorian Era and write an Elizabethan and Victorian newspaper. Their papers would have a front page and most of the regular sections you can find in any ordinary paper. Prior to starting this task I explained them the different types of papers in England : broadsheets, tabloids, freesheet paper, local papers; the different sections : front page, politics, business, etc. ; the different types of articles : feature, editorial, review, article; the parts of an article : headline, lead, columns, captions. Finally, I listed words used in headlines : ban, bid, cut, axe, blast, drama,gems, pics, vids, hack, ordeal, riddle, probe, etc.
Down here you have the front pages of my students´ projects:
History of journalism
The history of journalism, or the development of the gathering and transmitting of news, spans the growth of technology and trade. Before the printing press was invented, word of mouth was the primary source of news. Returning merchants, sailors and travelers brought news back to the mainland, and this was then picked up by pedlars and travelling players and spread from town to town. This transmission of news was highly unreliable, and died out with the invention of the printing press. Newspapers have always been the primary medium of journalists since 1700, with magazines added in the 18th century (which is also the 1700s) radio and television in the 20th century, and the Internet in the 21st century. After 1600 the national governments in France and England began printing official newsletters. In 1622 the first English-language weekly magazine, “A current of General News” was published and distributed in in an 8- to 24-page quarto format.
Main papers in the UK :