How to add multiple Instagram accounts in the Instagram app

How to add multiple Instagram accounts in the Instagram app

| February 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week, Instagram did what many users had been hoping they’d do for a while. They allowed users to login to up to 5 different Instagram accounts within the app. Before this, users would have to logout of one account and login to another one each time they wanted to switch. This process was cumbersome and […]

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Student videos to receive live critique during chalk talk session at the LA National Convention

Student videos to receive live critique during chalk talk session at the LA National Convention

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

I am trying something new this year as I begin preparations for the upcoming JEA/NSPA National High School Convention in LA. I have developed the following session and I’m asking for audience participation AHEAD of the conference! Session: Video news package chalk talk Description: What are the key elements that make video news package interesting […]

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Editing with iMovie on iPad video tutorials

Editing with iMovie on iPad video tutorials

| February 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’m excited to share a playlist of 13 free video tutorials, which I have been creating to guide you and your students to use the iPad for video journalism. I will be leading a pre-conference workshop at the JEA/NSPA National High School Convention in Los Angeles on April 14th, to use mobile devices for video journalism. […]

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Encourage students to cover political issues and other topics that effect us all

Encourage students to cover political issues and other topics that effect us all

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

I nearly choked on a tortilla this past December when a friend explained she didn’t follow politics or (what she calls) serious Journalism. Once I was able to dislodge the object from my throat, and catch my breath, I could only say, “What!?” She continued to explain that she honestly doesn’t care about all that […]

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Use Wikispaces for a staff manual

Use Wikispaces for a staff manual

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Create a staff manual using Wikispaces.com. When one of my veteran newspaper students needed to move on, I realized she was the only person with whom I had been working to upload editorial cartoons and illustrations. This was not a new situation.  High school media students move on all the time, especially prized graduates who […]

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An online archive of traditional print issues points viewers to your site

An online archive of traditional print issues points viewers to your site

| February 1, 2016 | 1 Comments

If you are an adviser from a school with decades of traditional print newspapers aging in school file cabinets and library shelves, it’s time to create an online, searchable archive for them. At my high school, for example, the newspaper class began production of its publication in 1959, a year after its building opened for […]

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Bringing The Game Day Experience To Your Viewers Ears

Bringing The Game Day Experience To Your Viewers Ears

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

For high school broadcasters, what do you think is the most commonly overlooked part of a live sports broadcast, or at the very least it’s just an afterthought? In my opinion, it’s the audio. Audio is an aspect of your broadcast that should not be overlooked.   Audio should be given the same attention to detail […]

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Live Stream on Twitter with GoPro and Periscope

Live Stream on Twitter with GoPro and Periscope

| January 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twitter and GoPro have teamed up to allow the GoPro camera to work with the Periscope app. Yesterday, The Little Hawk tried it out and worked fairly easily. Update the Periscope app, log a phone onto the GoPro wifi and start streaming from Periscope. The app will let users toggle back and forth between the […]

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Feb. 1 deadline approaches for Korva Coleman Excellence Award entries honoring multimedia work

Feb. 1 deadline approaches for Korva Coleman Excellence Award entries honoring multimedia work

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

SPOT 127 is now accepting entries for the 2016 Korva Coleman Excellence Awards. This national award recognizes outstanding digital media produced by young people ages 14-23. Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship, an engraved crystal Korva Coleman award and a trip to Phoenix for the awards dinner on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Students are invited to submit multimedia journalism pieces in the […]

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