For years, newspapers provided a sense of community that social media tries to fill today, including announcements for community events, anniversaries, weddings, obituaries, and job vacancies. These announcements were a real draw for readers. But as the number of newspapers in the United States diminishes, journalists have also used social media as a way to get out their stories. Most newsrooms have a social media editor who is responsible for using Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to push out stories to as many viewers as possible.
In this scenario, you are the social media editor in your newsroom. You were assigned to write a post about the anniversary of World War II based on one of the photographs in the carousel.
Click on “Select Image,” create your entry, and “post” comments in response. Research the topic of the photograph and the photographer by reading reliable sources you have used in class. Include a brief summary of each in your post. Practice smart digital citizenship by writing an entry and comments that are engaging and respectful.
Dorothea Lange photographing Japanese-American evacuees, April 6, 1942. Library of Congress: Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/images/wcf089a.jpg
Daily Bulletins from the War Zone
May Craig with servicemen, Daily Bulletins from the War Zone, c. 1944. Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/images/wcf048.jpg
War's Effect on Civilians Explored in Exhibits
War's Effect on Civilians Explored in Exhibits [“Took Refuge in Barns”] by Therese Bonney, c. 1940. Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/images/wcf012.jpg
The Price of War for Children
The Price of War for Children [“Timidly---they climb the walls to would-be homes in gutted houses”] by Therese Bonney, c. 1940. Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/images/wcf017.jpg
6888th CPD battalion
Major Charity E. Adams and Captain Abbie N. Campbell, 6888th CPD battalion, inspect Women’s Army Corps in England, Feb. 1945. National Archives: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/african-americans/ww2-pictures/images/african-americans-wwii-149.jpg
George Rodger, [General Chiang Kai-Shek and Madame Chiang welcome Clare Boothe Luce]
Trip to Pacific War Zone: General Chiang Kai-Shek and Madame Chiang welcome journalist Clare Boothe Luce by George Rodger, April 1942. Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/images/wcf104.jpg
"My insides had not stopped quivering..."
"My insides had not stopped quivering..." Clare Boothe Luce photographing casualties in Maymyo, Burma, April 8, 1942, by George Rodger. Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/images/wcf106.jpg
332nd Fighter Group at air base in southern Italy, 1945, by Toni Frissell. Library of Congress: https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0008.html
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