Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Migrant Workers
Create your Own Social Media Post
As the number of national and local newspapers continues to decline in the United States, news organizations have had to look for other ways to deliver the news, including through social media. Some newsrooms have a social media editor who shares reporters’ stories to reach as many viewers as possible.
In this scenario, you are the social media editor in your newsroom. You are assigned to write a post about reforms that were implemented one year after the 1911 Triangle shirtwaist factory fire, many of which are still around today.
- Read the New-York Tribune’s article, “$500,000,000 Worth of Smoke a Year” and choose one of the reforms implemented after the fire.
- Select a photograph to accompany your reform by clicking on “Select Image.”
- Create your entry and post thoughtful comments in response.
- Keep in mind that thoughtful social media posts use clear and concise language and engage the reader in some way.