Join Us For Tonight’s Cover It Live Chat: Social Media and High School Journalism

Join the Digital Media Committee as we host the first of JEA’s weekly Cover It Live online chats. Our discussion will center around high school journalism and social media.

The chat will take place tonight at 7 p.m. CST.

This is an online chat for anyone. If your staff is already online and social we’d love to have you join. If you’re looking to go that route but just haven’t pulled the trigger, you’d be a great addition as well. Heck, if you’re scared of social networks and stay as far away as possible, we’d love to have you join too to give you a little different look at them.

It’s a come one, come all invite to participate in an online chat about why you should incorporate social media into your program and some tips will be offered on how to do it successfully.

The chat will be from 7-8 p.m. CST. The chat will take place at this link or you can find it here on the digital media site. You don’t need to install any extra software and it costs nothing to be a part of this. All you need is internet access. While we are looking forward to a good discussion, feel free to come to the page and just watch the chat as it happens. If you can’t make it, the chat will be archived for later viewing.

This is not a voice chat. It’s all typed and plays out live on screen. Moderators ask and answer questions. Participants can ask questions throw in their two cents on others’ questions, or just sit back and learn from the discussion. If you’ve never used Cover It Live before you can get a feel from the front and backends of the program through a great set of tutorials posted last week on JEADitalMedia.org by some of Jim Streisel’s students. Streisel is the adviser at Carmel High School in Indiana.

Don’t worry if you’ve never used it before. I swear it’s easy to use and you can just come and watch if you don’t want to ask a question.

So, please come join Poynter Institute’s Wendy Wallace (@wendywwallace), Waterford Kettering High School’s Jesse McLean (@JMcLean3) and me Aaron Manfull (@manfull), JEA’s Digital Media Chair, for the first of what is going to be a great series of chats by JEA commissions and committees in the coming weeks.

Look forward to having you all join us tonight.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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