Photo Ethics: Photojournalism Vocabulary
This activity explores common words that apply to photographs or photographic standards.
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- Media Ethics
- Distribute the worksheets. Have each student or small group select three terms from the worksheet to research. They should find out what these terms mean in relation to photojournalism.
- Students should then create their own definitions for the three terms.
- Have students find examples of these terms (photographs that illustrate the term or the different standards and codes) in newspapers, magazines or on Internet news sites.
- Have each student or small group share their definitions and examples.
- Photojournalism Vocabulary worksheet (download), one per student or small group
- Newspapers, magazines or access to online news websites
National Council of Teachers of English: NCTE.12Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).