Learning how to be a journalist

The students of 3rd grade Primary at SEK International School Santa Isabel have learnt about how to be journalists. We have discovered how to tell the news and that this is a fun but delicate profession; full of personal dedication and responsibility. Journalists tell what happens in the world so all can know what is occurring.

We have also learnt that journalists should be inquirers and they must reread their news reports and always be principled, insuring that their information is true and not contrived. What we see on television, hear on the radio, and read in newspapers is done by journalists that work every day so millions of people around the world can be informed.

Journalists use a trick when they write up their news reports. They always ask these essential questions:

What happened?

Where did it happen?

When did it happen?

How did it happen?

Why did it happen?

With the answers to these 5 questions, journalists make news: This morning (when) a child fell off his bicycle (what) in the garden at home (where) while he was playing with the dog (how) because he slipped on the ground (why).

Practicing to be like journalists, we, students have discovered many new words, used new vocabulary and seen the importance of reading and investigating when relating events.

Noah Jun Santiago Navarro

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