[Speech] Michael Hernandez accepts JEA 2014 National Broadcast Adviser of the Year, sponsored by Lindenwood University

[Speech] Michael Hernandez accepts JEA 2014 National Broadcast Adviser of the Year, sponsored by Lindenwood University

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The following is a transcript of Michael Hernandez’s acceptance speech for the 2014 National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year Award, sponsored by Lindenwood University. Hernandez was honored at a luncheon April 12, 2014, in San Diego, California, at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. Also honored that day as Distinguished Advisers were Don […]

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Take your students on a Video Scavenger Hunt

Take your students on a Video Scavenger Hunt

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Teaching the basics of videography and editing to students can feel like a daunting experience sometimes. However, a simple and fun lesson I have developed for my students has proven to pay off with their progress. Take your students on a video scavenger hunt! Who doesn’t like a scavenger hunt?! By following this lesson, you […]

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Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 , in San Diego (and bring a friend)

Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 , in San Diego (and bring a friend)

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The JEA Digital Media Committee (the group responsible for this site and a host of other things) will be meeting in San Diego at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. The meeting will be 8 a.m. on Saturday, April, in Aqua 313, Level 3. It’s an open meeting so please show up and […]

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14 Takeaways From Journalism Interactive 2014

14 Takeaways From Journalism Interactive 2014

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I made it to my first Journalism Interactive Conference this past weekend. It was held at the University of Maryland and filled with great speakers. While I probably could give you 140 takeaways I left with, here are 14 that jumped out at me (in no particular order — they’re all great). 1. Richard Hernandez’s […]

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StorymapJS a sleek, simple tool for geographic stories

StorymapJS a sleek, simple tool for geographic stories

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you love the tool TimelineJS, you’re going to love this. I stumbled upon a great online story about the new Cesar Chavez movie and the small town named Delano that served as the setting for Chavez’ fight and still serves as a place to explore history. At the top of the story is an […]

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Do This, Not That

Do This, Not That

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Do Post Daily – Don’t Post In Issues Get rid of all of the terms we used for print. Don’t work in issues, deadlines or sections. Post daily. Post when news happens. Post all hours. Do Write about Characters – Don’t Write about Events Rethink the “Who Cares” method. If someone cared about the […]

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Edublogs helps advisers manage classroom blogging

Edublogs helps advisers manage classroom blogging

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Blogging has become an essential digital skill for journalists, especially scholastic journalists. Harrison High School journalism teacher Brad Lewis uses edublogs.org in his beginning journalism classroom because it runs on a WordPress platform, which creates familiarity with the School Newspapers Online CMS his news staff uses, and allows him oversight capabilities. “Since I was doing this for […]

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Podcasting Basics for Beginners

Podcasting Basics for Beginners

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The “War of the Worlds” hoax, Edward R. Murrow covering the bombing of London from rooftops during WWII and FDR’s fireside chats. All of those were examples of famous (or infamous) radio broadcasts throughout the history of the medium. While it is easy to get caught up in the fact that video is becoming easier […]

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Join a pro online April 11 to talk data as part of the “Conversations with Journalists who Code” series

Join a pro online April 11 to talk data as part of the “Conversations with Journalists who Code” series

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Seven two person teams from around the country will be selected to participate in a pilot project to connect student journalists with working digital professionals during the JEA/NSPA convention this April.  On Friday, April 11, Geoff McGhee, currently at Stanford University, formerly at The New York Times, Le Monde and ABC, will participate in an online conversation during the convention’s Friday morning Break […]

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