JEA Curriculum Panel: Advising an Online Publication

I recently sat down with four advisers to discuss advising online publications. In this discussion, we cover:

  • staff structures and editor positions unique to online publications
  • managing rolling deadlines
  • handling challenges, issues that are unique to online publications
  • why it’s worth it to advise an online publication

Watch the full video below (approx. 35 mins.) or use the interactive buttons to skip to specific topics. If you’re viewing from a mobile device and want to bypass the interactive tool I used to divide the video into segments, you can watch the full discussion via YouTube.

For more from the JEA Web Curriculum, visit or take a look at this map of lessons from the Web module.

Featured in this video are:

Paul Kandell, adviser to Verde and The Paly Voice at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, Calif.

Justin Raisner, adviser to The Highlander and Scot Scoop News at Carlmont High School in Belmont, Calif.

Jonathan Rogers, adviser to The Little Hawk at Iowa City High School in Iowa City, Iowa

Melissa Wantz, adviser to The Chronicle at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles, Calif.

Michelle Balmeo

Michelle Balmeo, MJE, is the adviser of El Estoque newsmagazine and news website at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, Calif. During her 11-year tenure as adviser, the publications have regularly received NSPA’s Pacemaker award and CSPA’s Crown award. She has been selected as CA Journalism Teacher of the Year, a JEA Rising Star, and a DJNF Distinguished Adviser. She was previously the JEA Web Curriculum Leader and currently serves on the board of JEA Northern California.

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