Class members' tweets
To practice finding and writing leads, class members (identified by Twitter handle at the bottom of this page) are tweeting links to at least one news story every day. Tweets are to be like actual story leads, with no Twitter-speak abbreviations, and should include both the hashtag #TheNois along with a shorted link to the original story.
The goal is to get students thinking every day about how to find the most engaging elements of any story and summarize them as engagingly as possible and in as few words as possible while still maintaining standards of syntax, grammar, accuracy and balance.
Don't tweet like a politician, entertainer or athlete; tweet like a journalist writing a lead.