Attribution should be used whenever you want your reader to know the source for information in a story. That doesn't mean using academic MLA, APA or Chicago styles. It's time to grasp journalistic attribution.
In This Lesson
- The differences between academic sourcing and journalistic sourcing
- When to attribute
- When not to attribute
- How to attribute reported speech that is not a quote
- How to use hyperlinks for attribution
- Attribution practices to avoid
[Click here to view and use the presentation “Non-Quote Attribution”]
For a lesson in using quotes, click here.
Insert the Hyperlink
Your student might already be familiar with how to incorporate hyperlinks into their article. This activity moves beyond that. Students will be tasked with evaluating the content of eight different links. They will then need to insert them into a story, choosing a logical location and thinking through how those hyperlinks might aid overall reader understanding.
[Click here to view and print the handout “Insert the Hyperlink”]