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Dallas Morning News

Students prepare and publish articles in a special section of The Dallas Morning News geared toward high school students. [CC]

Questions:

  1. Why is the media a good way to make your voice heard?
  2. How can your community, schools, and local government benefit by working with the media?
  3. What are some techniques for working with the media to address an issue or cover an event?

Tools:

 

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