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in 2013 in Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century, the teaching ideas competition of the Newspaper and Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Volume 2, 2013.
The goal of this assignment is to show students how curating lists on Twitter can help them discover news sources, monitor what is happening in their community and develop story ideas. They complete the assignment as part of a friendly competition in which each student tries to develop a Twitter list with the most news sources. Students often do not follow local news closely and struggle to come up with strong story ideas. This assignment helps them focus by creating one place where they can keep current on events and be inspired.