JEA Digital Media Podcast – Episode 1: Aaron Manfull

JEA Digital Media Podcast – Episode 1: Aaron Manfull

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the first episode of the JEA Digtial Media’s podcast! On this episode, we chat with the founder of the JEA Digital Media website, Aaron Manfull.  We talk about about where the website has been and where it’s going.

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An un-book for your digital journalism classroom

An un-book for your digital journalism classroom

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Occasionally, when I’m feeling particularly ineffective or uninspired as a teacher, I head to Amazon and look for a textbook that will be the silver bullet for whatever problem I’m experiencing. This time, in the process of searching, being disappointed, then getting lost in disgruntled reviews, I came across something novel: a digital textbook on […]

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MediaBreaker Encourages Critical Media Literacy and 21st Century Skills With Easy-To-Use Online Video Editor

MediaBreaker Encourages Critical Media Literacy and 21st Century Skills With Easy-To-Use Online Video Editor

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The MediaBreaker tool is a great resource for teachers looking to give students a hands-on project that will allow them a chance to critically look at and engage with media messages.  In what began as a project to engage students in NYC, The LAMP expanded its non-profit reach with a recent Knight Foundation Grant to […]

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How To Grade Broadcast Journalism Students (Part II)

How To Grade Broadcast Journalism Students (Part II)

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Grading is an unpleasant necessity of the educational system, and a challenge for broadcast advisers to get right.  In my previous article, I talked about my personal philosophy on grading.  But there are as many ways to grade as there are teachers, and it’s important to find a system that works best for you and your students. […]

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Keep the faith — your website will happen

Keep the faith — your website will happen

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today, I sat with two staffers and determined a goal:  we will publish new content daily. If any of you were like me, confused and discouraged about combining a print publication with a web publication, take heart. For the first time in several years, I have faith that my staff’s news website (on SNO) and its print edition will […]

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How to Grade Broadcast Journalism Students (Part I)

How to Grade Broadcast Journalism Students (Part I)

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

I think the hardest part of advising broadcast journalism students is grading.  Afterall, how can you put a grade on effort, creativity, courage and growth?    No matter how much I struggle to get it right, I’m continually revising my evaluation system.  This is what I’ve come up with so far. I view grading as a […]

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Live Stream Tips – Cameras

Live Stream Tips – Cameras

| October 7, 2014 | 1 Comments

Obviously, choosing the right camera for your live stream is pretty important. The thing is, though, you don’t really have to break the bank doing it. Sometimes, you can even use your smartphone or tablet. I would suggest getting a video camera solely devoted to live streaming. That way, you can smoothly zoom in and […]

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National News Engagement Day is Tuesday, Oct. 7

National News Engagement Day is Tuesday, Oct. 7

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Early last week JEA announced its support of National News Engagement Day, and because it’s just around the corner –Tuesday, Oct. 7 – we want to share ideas for how your students might choose to participate. 1. Consider signing the pledge here. 2. Check out the ideas posted from AEJMC on a Pinterest board dedicated to this […]

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12 Digital Tools for Journalists – A share from the SPJ Convention

12 Digital Tools for Journalists – A share from the SPJ Convention

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Megan Fromm, JEA Professional Support Director, attended the Society of Professional Journalist’s Excellence in Journalism Convention a few weeks ago and came back with a great list of digital tools. She attended a presentation led by representatives from the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism where they shared the following digital tools for journalists. It’s a […]

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