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Journalism Reading Passages

Journalistic writings are fact-based articles usually focusing on an event or news story. They may include interviews, eyewitness accounts, or investigative reporting. Journalistic works are usually written for publication in newspapers and magazines.

(30) Results for Journalism Reading Passages

Primary Source: Is There a Santa Claus?

by Frances Pharcellus Church from The Sun (New York City, New York) September 21, 1897

Published in 1897, this newspaper editorial has beco...

538 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea

Primary Source: The First World Series

by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado), Oct. 15, 1903

It's hard to imagine an October without a World Seri...

391 Words, 5th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Primary Source: The Lincoln Memorial

by Tucson Daily Citizen Feb. 27, 1922

One of the most popular monuments in the US, the Lin...

460 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: Opening of the Panama Canal

from The Times-Picayune, August 16, 1914

The impact of the Panama Canal on world transportati...

679 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Point of View, Summary

Primary Source: Washington Monument Is Almost Finished

from Wisconsin State Journal, January 2, 1885

The Washington Monument is an iconic memorial on the...

635 Words, 8th-12th Grades, Summary

Primary Source: The Statue of Liberty

from Huntsville (Alabama) Gazette, November 6, 1886

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1...

734 Words, 8th-11th Grades, Compare and Contrast, Context Clues, Summary

Eyewitness: Jack London and the San Francisco Earthquake

by Jack London

Jack London was known for his adventure novels such ...

888 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: Mother's Day Oberved All Over America

by Boston Herald Monday, May 11, 1914

Today Mother's Day is a special day around the world...

627 Words, 4th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Summary

Primary Source: President Lincoln's Funeral Train

by The Philadelphia Inquirer April 25,1865

President Abraham Lincoln was the first U.S. Preside...

963 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary

Primary Source: The 1896 East St. Louis Tornado

from The Illinois State Journal - Friday, May 29 1896

On Wednesday, May 27, 1896, a massive tornado struck...

865 Words, 6th-10th Grades, Context Clues, Summary