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 @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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MediaBreaker Encourages Critical Media Literacy and 21st Century Skills With Easy-To-Use Online Video Editor

MediaBreaker Encourages Critical Media Literacy and 21st Century Skills With Easy-To-Use Online Video Editor

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The MediaBreaker tool is a great resource for teachers looking to give students a hands-on project that will allow them a chance to critically look at and engage with media messages.  In what began as a project to engage students in NYC, The LAMP expanded its non-profit reach with a recent Knight Foundation Grant to […]

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12 Digital Tools for Journalists – A share from the SPJ Convention

12 Digital Tools for Journalists – A share from the SPJ Convention

| October 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Megan Fromm, JEA Professional Support Director, attended the Society of Professional Journalist’s Excellence in Journalism Convention a few weeks ago and came back with a great list of digital tools. She attended a presentation led by representatives from the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism where they shared the following digital tools for journalists. It’s a […]

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Vertical Video Syndrome PSA – A video to help teach students not to shoot vertical video

Vertical Video Syndrome PSA – A video to help teach students not to shoot vertical video

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Getting students to understand that video needs to be taken horizontally should be one of the first lessons they are taught. This video “Vertical Video Syndrome – A PSA” does a great job of explaining why vertical video is bad and does so in an entertaining.

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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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