Vertical Video Syndrome PSA – A video to help teach students not to shoot vertical video

Vertical Video Syndrome PSA – A video to help teach students not to shoot vertical video

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Getting students to understand that video needs to be taken horizontally should be one of the first lessons they are taught. This video “Vertical Video Syndrome – A PSA” does a great job of explaining why vertical video is bad and does so in an entertaining.

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Scholastic Press Rights Commission offers Internet Filtering Lesson plan with survey to complete by Oct. 3

Scholastic Press Rights Commission offers Internet Filtering Lesson plan with survey to complete by Oct. 3

| September 29, 2014 | 1 Comments

Check the Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Right’s Commission’s blog for a lesson plan you can use in class to see what your school district filters are blocking. The SPRC is also conducting an online survey through Oct. 3, 2014, to gather data on what school filters block. It’s a great news literacy lesson to check […]

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Live Stream Tips – Who to Use?

Live Stream Tips – Who to Use?

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Streaming live events seems to be growing in popularity every year and, every year, the means to do so seems to get a little more user-friendly as well. The following is a series of tips to get you started: Selecting a Streaming Host – After you’ve determined that you can get a strong internet connection, […]

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Live Stream Tips – Testing the Signal

Live Stream Tips – Testing the Signal

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Streaming live events seems to be growing in popularity every year and, every year, the means to do so seems to get a little more user-friendly as well. The following is a series of tips to get you started: Make sure that you can get a strong internet connection. – This can be a big […]

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2014 NSPA Broadcast Story of the Year Finalists Announced

2014 NSPA Broadcast Story of the Year Finalists Announced

| September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The National Scholastic Press Association announced their list of finalists in the 2014 Broadcast Story of the Year competitions. Finalists were named in the News, Feature and Sports categories. You can see the finalists and check out the stories on the NSPA site here. Winners will be announced Nov. 8 at the 2014 JEA/NSPA Fall […]

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2014 Broadcast Pacemaker Finalists and Multimedia Story of the Year Finalists Announced

2014 Broadcast Pacemaker Finalists and Multimedia Story of the Year Finalists Announced

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The National Scholastic Press Association announced the 2014 National High School Broadcast Pacemaker finalists yesterday on their website. Eleven schools were named finalists. You can view the 11 schools here: http://studentpressblogs.org/nspa/2014-nspa-broadcast-pacemaker-finalists/ NSPA also named the 2014 Multimedia Story of the Year finalists. A total of 18 finalists were announced in three different categories. You can check out […]

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Broadcast Lesson Plans and Resources

Broadcast Lesson Plans and Resources

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the past year or so, some tremendous resources have been developed for broadcast journalism teachers.  These lesson plans, guides and advice are especially great for beginning advisers and staffs, but experienced teachers will also find useful information. JEA Curriculum Initiative Developed to support JEA members, this vast array of lessons, course outlines and other […]

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Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 , in DC (and bring a friend)

Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 , in DC (and bring a friend)

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The JEA Digital Media Committee (the group responsible for this site and a host of other things) will be meeting in Washington D.C. at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention. The meeting will be 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, in Park Tower Suite 8219. It’s an open meeting so please show up and feel […]

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The Best Lens For Photojournalism

The Best Lens For Photojournalism

| September 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

Recently, I just read a great post on the Canon Lens Experience by John Tlumacki on photo journalism and his favorite lens. Photographers like to always say that the most important gear is always the photographer, but I can say my student’s photos improved dramatically after purchasing Tlumacki’s and my favorite lens the Canon EF […]

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