MHTV National News Resources

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Producers: We only play the Week in Rap on the first day of the week (Monday usually, unless there's a holiday)
See our Week in Rap Page for script template!
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NOW Requires Login: Use and our usual TV Studio AOL mocking Secret Squirrel Password! Ask Ms. Jones!

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Smithsonian Videos

Student News Net: Explore Your World -
I've become less and less happy with this source - use sparingly
Google News
Global, National, Sports, Entertainment, & Technology News

Example Story & Writing Tips:
external image psu_lemony_snicket_3k_bw_10_t640.jpg?a6ea3ebd4438a44b86d2e9c39ecf7613005fe067Producers - Keep it short, print in 18pt size Times Roman - make the headline catchy & bold -
Don't just copy & paste - edit for readability, understanding, relevance, and make it Teen friendly!
Snicketize words when needed! IE: Lemony Snicket would write -" Rickety: "the word rickety, you probably know, here means unsteady or likely to collapse";

#3 of How to Write Like Lemony Snicket -- This helps to build our kiddos vocabulary!

EASY way to do this - highlight the word on the page & copy it and write this:
Original Word ,which means here (Paste Word and highlight) - Go up to TOOLS in MS Word & Choose Thesaurus - now choose the best of the offerings or two! INSERT! See below:

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What? Miley Cyrus not Twittering Anymore!
Source: Mashable - a Classic from 2009

Miley Cyrus deleted her Twitter account this week, citing the fact that tabloids were using the Tweets as fodder for their stories.
But while deleting an online profile doesn’t usually require more than a few clicks, Cyrus went the extra mile and wrote a rap about her reasons for abandoning the site, writes the Daily Mail.

Choice lyrics include “The reasons are simple: I started tweeting about pimples. I stopped living for moments and started living for people,” and “Everything that I type and everything that I do, all those lame gossip sites take it and make it news.”
Miley’s father, Billy Ray Cyrus, urged the singer to return to Twitter in a Tweet last week, writing “You can’t leave everyone now.We r countin on u”.

(wrap up the story with a short connection or question to our kiddos - create a conversation)

Will your life be empty and void of meaning without Miley Cyrus’ Tweets? What do you think of Celebrities who quit Twitter to only rejoin later?
We here at MHTV will keep you informed of all the social media trends. And now to with our local news.

Producers: Make sure the head tech finds a coordinating graphic to go with the story, such as a screenshot of the video - I like this one.
OR.................see below
Or a screenshot of the Tweet her dad sent out - embedded below

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The Week in Rap

Teachers: I hope you found this page helpful - feel free to Tweet me if you have any other suggestions! Feel free to also copy & paste any of this for your TV Studio Wikipage
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