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Sky News Media Pack

Richard Gent | Thursday May 28, 2009

Categories: News, More on News

New Teaching Pack for Students Launched

...Study activities, Top Tips and a wealth of information for Media Studies students sent to schools and colleges across UK…

Sky News is launching a new classroom pack designed to be a study aid to media students and teachers in schools and colleges across the UK.

The pack, launched online and sent out to all the educational facilities teaching media courses in 2008/09, is designed with 14-18 year olds in mind and aims to inform, educate and inspire any students interested in any aspect of a career in media – or who just want to know more about what Sky News does and how it does it.

As the UK’s first dedicated 24-hour news channel, Sky News has built a reputation for being first to break major news, consistently outperforming the competition and winning more awards since its launch than any other news channel.

The pack brings to life those achievements and gives users an in-depth insight to and understanding of what goes into making award winning news output, what it takes to run a 24 hour news organisation and just how many diverse roles and opportunities exist within multi media, multi-platform news delivery, as pioneered by Sky News

Highlights from the pack include:

  • Top Tips, such as tips for getting into journalism, and specific tips for television, radio or web journalism.
  • Activity boxes and study areas, suggesting outlines for group or individual work – these can also provide homework activities or can help to form the basis of lesson plans in specific areas of journalism.
  • Information and explanations about Sky News’ Active, Radio and Mobile services – how they work, who might want to use them, and what you have to consider when developing new news services for different media platforms.
  • Detailed breakdowns of the different specialist areas Sky News covers, such as Business, Sports and Showbiz.
  • A virtual newsroom section which explains how the newsroom at Sky is...

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