New Jersey (#NJ | 14 points)

CHALLENGE TYPE: Candidates; Media

TASK:

1. Visit Genius to create a free Genius account.

2. Find a transcript of a speech by (or a news article about) a candidate of your choice. Once on that page, add genius.it/ to the very beginning of the web address in your browser and hit enter. This will allow you to highlight text on the page and annotate the speech/story with your comments.

3. Taking the role of editor on behalf of youth in your community, add 14+ comments, questions, or rebuttals you have in response to this story.

  • If you agree with the piece, add comments that use your own support the argument or policy proposals that the speaker/author is promoting.
  • If you question their facts, ask questions about where they got their information and/or supply research that contradicts the points they are making.

4. Once finished, share the link for your annotated page (including the genius.it/ at the beginning). Include a new headline for the piece (that matches the comments you have added) and the hashtag #NJ in your tweet/post.

Note: If you cannot get Genius to work, you can also print the original speech/story, add your annotations by hand, and share a picture of your creation – just be sure it is legible!

Helpful tools and resources:

PRODUCT TO POST:

Link to annotated news story or candidate speech

POINTS: 14

Tweet or Instagram about this challenge (include your hashtag, #NJ, and #changethestory)

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