Journalism in Action is an interactive learning tool exploring the history of journalism in society using historical primary sources.
Journalism in Action is an interactive learning tool exploring the history of journalism in society using historical primary sources. Journalism in Action was designed to help middle and high school students examine the role of a free press in different moments in United States history.
Through fun, interactive activities, students inquire, ask questions, and make their own judgments using news articles, broadcast segments, political cartoons, and photographs curated from the databases of the Library of Congress.
America at War
Civics & Government
Labor & Work
Women in History
Common Core ELA History
Social Study Standards
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source
Provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions
Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources
Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
Explore the history of journalism in the U.S. through Library of Congress primary documents.
Employ interactive features such as historical journal annotation, magnifying tools, and turning historical documents and images into social media posts.
Make an account for students to track answers, or use without an account.
Use all or part of our ten historical case studies, which cover topics from the Revolutionary War to Immigration to Watergate.
Explore the history of journalism in the United States!
Learn the ways the goals and techniques of journalists have changed over the centuries.
Use fun, interactive features including making your own social media posts based on historical records.
Imagine how journalists of the past would cover the controversies of today.