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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How to Organize Your Broadcast Staff

How to Organize Your Broadcast Staff

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Its crucial that we establish our broadcast programs as public forums, independent from school administration and free from prior review.  This means that students must make all content decisions, and run the news organization as a team of professional journalists. In order to do this, we need to organize our staffs to create an efficient […]

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ONA award finalist list a gold mine of inspiration

ONA award finalist list a gold mine of inspiration

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Online News Association announced the finalists in its 2014 Online Journalism Awards contest recently, and if you have a few hours to kill, take a look at the list (or at the very least, bookmark it for later viewing). It is seriously inspirational. In the press release, ONA included a great quote from Joshua Hatch, […]

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Looking for some new photo, video, audio, multimedia or FTP apps? Check out this ThingLink

Looking for some new photo, video, audio, multimedia or FTP apps? Check out this ThingLink

| September 5, 2014 | 1 Comments

I stumbled upon this ThingLink a few weeks ago and it’s got some great apps to check out in a variety of categories, I even found a few new ones to download myself. While it’s not updated recently to include newcomers like Hyperlapse, it’s still got a great list of apps to check out. Hover […]

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Get to the Heart of the Interview Through the Eyes

Get to the Heart of the Interview Through the Eyes

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the longest time, I was one of very few teachers who used technology in my classroom on a daily basis, especially in Broadcast. However, this year especially within my school district, the push for teachers to implement technology into their daily routine is bigger than ever. Online tests and quizzes, discussion boards, creating video […]

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