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. You can find him on Twitter @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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Scholastic Press Rights Commission offers Internet Filtering Lesson plan with survey to complete by Oct. 3

Scholastic Press Rights Commission offers Internet Filtering Lesson plan with survey to complete by Oct. 3

| September 29, 2014 | 1 Comments

Check the Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Right’s Commission’s blog for a lesson plan you can use in class to see what your school district filters are blocking. The SPRC is also conducting an online survey through Oct. 3, 2014, to gather data on what school filters block. It’s a great news literacy lesson to check […]

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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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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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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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High School Media on Instagram

High School Media on Instagram

| August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Linked here is Google spreadsheet of High School Media on Instagram. If you’re not on the list, we’d love to add you. Fill out the form to add yourself to the list. 

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5 Tips to Increase your Facebook Reach

5 Tips to Increase your Facebook Reach

| August 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Chris Snider, who teaches multimedia journalism at Drake University, posted this column on the Des Moines Register earlier this month: 5 Tips to Get Facebook to Show Brand’s Content. The piece has practical tips from “Use Multimedia” to “Time Your Posts” for staffer’s who are running their journalism program’s Facebook page. Give it a read and […]

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photojournalist Chris Lee uses 360 Panorama technique to help document unrest in Ferguson

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photojournalist Chris Lee uses 360 Panorama technique to help document unrest in Ferguson

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Journalism students and instructors are always hearing about apps and tools they should use for covering events. Sometimes, it’s tough to find these tools used effectively in actual reporting. We’ve actually posted before about St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer Chris Lee’s use of the 360 panoramas. It was a post in 2013 about his use of them […]

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Sprout Social has a great guide to social media image sizes

Sprout Social has a great guide to social media image sizes

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Coming back to school after a nice summer and dusting off your staff’s social accounts only to find they need quite a bit of TLC? Did your social network make some design changes that have your profile looking a bit wonky? Never fear, Sprout Social is here to help. The have an online guide that is […]

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