Why I Teach Journalism in My History Classes

By David Cutler posted 12-08-2017 01:14 PM

Dear Colleagues, 

I'm honored to share my most recent Edutopia story: Why I Teach Journalism in My History Classes

In high school, I struggled to write clear, concise prose. My command of structure was minimal, and I didn’t make effective use of sources to inform my analysis. I also had difficulty differentiating between summary and analysis, much to the chagrin of my teachers, who worked diligently to help me hone my writing.

However much I struggled, it was only when I found my passion for news reporting that I began to succeed as a writer—so much so, in fact, that I now teach journalism to my history students, hopeful that they too will benefit from combining history and journalism.