Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 18th 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.

About Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 18th 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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JEA/NSPA 2016 Spring National Convention Best of Show & Pacemaker Winners Announced

JEA/NSPA 2016 Spring National Convention Best of Show & Pacemaker Winners Announced

From April 14-17, the spring national high school journalism convention took place in Los Angeles. The four days of programming included a variety of sessions, competitions and activities for student journalists to participate in. On Saturday, the Best of Show winners were announced as well as the 2016 Online Pacemaker winners. See the Best of […]

Follow along with the national high school journalism convention with the #nhsjc hashtag

Follow along with the national high school journalism convention with the #nhsjc hashtag

This weekend the 2016 Spring National High School Journalism Convention is taking place in Los Angeles. If you’re not there, the next best thing is following along with the action on Twitter with the hashtag #nhsjc. The convention uses the same hashtag each convention so lock this one into your favorites and follow along next […]

How to more easily view Page Titles in Google Analytics reports

How to more easily view Page Titles in Google Analytics reports

I sent out the most recent JEA Digital Media Committee report a few weeks ago that included data from the last six months of the site. Part of the report showed the most visited posts from the site during that time period and I included a screenshot similar to the first one shown in this […]

Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, in Los Angeles (and bring a friend)

Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, in Los Angeles (and bring a friend)

The JEA Digital Media Committee (the group responsible for this site and a host of other things) will be meeting in Los Angeles at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. The meeting will be 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, in Wilshire Suite A on the 3rd level. It’s an open meeting so please show up […]

JEA Curriculum Highlight: Stock Video Footage for a Final or Class Project

JEA Curriculum Highlight: Stock Video Footage for a Final or Class Project

  From time to time we look at what the JEA Curriculum has to offer.If you’re a JEA member, you can access the lesson talked about below with the link listed if you are logged in to http://curriculum.jea.org/. If you are not a JEA member and would like to access that lesson and the rest of […]

Robb Montgomery’s 10 Tips to Make Video with an iPhone

Robb Montgomery’s 10 Tips to Make Video with an iPhone

If you’re looking to move your staff (or yourself) into capturing more video with your iPhone or other mobile device but not sure how to start, here are some great tips from journalist Robb Montgomery on his site. It’s a list of 10 things, nine of which can be mastered and used quickly. Actually, from […]

Check with your local community library for free access to Lynda video tutorials

Check with your local community library for free access to Lynda video tutorials

We’ve talked a few times in different posts on this site how Lynda.com is a great resource for educators and students to get some of the technical training they need as the site houses quality video tutorials on everything from Adobe Premiere and Indesign to video lighting and photo essays. I’ve actually talked about how […]

WordPress formats links automatically in posts with 4.4 update

WordPress formats links automatically in posts with 4.4 update

I sat down to write a post for the site today and notice a new WordPress feature that I hadn’t before. I was going to use the post area in the backend of WordPress to collect a few links that I was going to share on a topic. I copied the first URL from the […]

CSPA Announces 2016 Online Gold and Silver Crown Award Recipients

CSPA Announces 2016 Online Gold and Silver Crown Award Recipients

Friday, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its 2016 Gold and Silver Crown Award recipients. Websites were honored in the Digital News and Hybrid categories. You can view the honorees on the CSPA website here: 2016 CSPA Gold and Silver Crown Winners The NSPA Online Pacemaker winners will be announced in April at the JEA/NSPA […]

Jay Baer’s 12 Steps to Producing a Podcast Is A Great Roadmap For Startups

Jay Baer’s 12 Steps to Producing a Podcast Is A Great Roadmap For Startups

I often have kids come to me and say they want to start a Podcast. While I usually have a few thoughts I share with them and then send them off.  Not anymore, I will now be referring them to this blog post by Jay Baer as Step 1. It’s actually a Convince and Convert post by […]

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