Author Archive: Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 17th 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 STL. 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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Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, in Denver (and bring a friend)

Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, in Denver (and bring a friend)

| March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The JEA Digital Media Committee (the group responsible for this site and a host of other things) will be meeting in Denver at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. The meeting will be 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, in Plaza Court 2, Concourse. It’s an open meeting so please show up and feel free […]

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Digital Learning Day is Friday, March 13 #DLday

Digital Learning Day is Friday, March 13 #DLday

| March 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Digital Learning Day is Friday, March 13. It’s a day created to highlight great teaching, learning and lessons going on in classrooms around the world. You can find more about the day at DigitalLearningDay.org. On the site you will find a variety of tools and resources from lesson plans and digital tools to resources and […]

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College Media on Snapchat

College Media on Snapchat

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’re compiling a list of colleges and university student media programs that have Snapchat accounts. If your staff is using Snapchat in the newsroom, please fill out the form below. If your staff is looking to venture into the Snapchat realm, check out how some of the other staffs on the list are using the medium. Linked […]

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High School Media on Snapchat

High School Media on Snapchat

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’re creating a list of schools that have Snapchat accounts for their publication staffs. If your staff is using Snapchat in the newsroom, please fill out the form below. If your staff is looking to venture into the Snapchat realm, check out how some of the other staffs on the list are using the medium. […]

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3 Ways to Use the Built-In Advertising Space on Your CMS Theme

3 Ways to Use the Built-In Advertising Space on Your CMS Theme

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most CMS themes come with preset ad space allowing staffs to post ads on everywhere from the front page and sidebars to within posts and pages. Here are 3 things you can do with that space. Sell that space to advertisers – Use the space for what it’s intended for, sell it to advertisers and […]

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5 Reasons Journalism Educators Need To Be On Snapchat (BTW, the Washington Post is)

5 Reasons Journalism Educators Need To Be On Snapchat (BTW, the Washington Post is)

| February 11, 2015 | 2 Comments

I held out for a while, chalking Snapchat up as another fad that would come and go. However, the data shows Snapchat isn’t a fad and its new update leads me to believe it’s going to be here for a while. It’s for these reasons below, and a few others, that I think journalism educators need […]

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Q & A with Teen on How and Why She and Her Friends Are on Snapchat

Q & A with Teen on How and Why She and Her Friends Are on Snapchat

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q – What is your name? How old are you? What publication staff are you on at your school? A – My name Clair Selby, I am 17 years old, and I am the Editor in Chief of Westside Wired at Westside High School. (westsidewired.org) Q – How long have you been on Snapchat and […]

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Use IFTTT to automatically track social and web postings to a single Google Calendar

Use IFTTT to automatically track social and web postings to a single Google Calendar

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required. I was speaking with Erica Smith last summer about wanting an easy (and cheap way) to track my staff’s social postings a bit better. She’s done a lot of work with social media  and I figured if anyone had the answer, it would be Erica. She did. […]

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Our 10 Most Read Posts in 2014

Our 10 Most Read Posts in 2014

| December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

2014 was another great year for us as we continued to grow and added some great resources to the site. Here are our 10 most read posts/pages on the site from 2014. Have you checked them all out? Royalty Free Music for Audio and Video Production – Our top hit goes to a page that has […]

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