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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Use These Ira Glass Videos To Help Your Students With Storytelling

Use These Ira Glass Videos To Help Your Students With Storytelling

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

While they are a few years old, Ira Glass of “This American Life” has a great 4-part series of videos where he talks storytelling. He goes through everything from the importance of coming up with good story ideas to common pitfalls. The series is a great addition to use with students. You can find all […]

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Don’t forget to change passwords and revoke app access on social accounts

Don’t forget to change passwords and revoke app access on social accounts

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

As your year is winding down, there will likely be a list of things to take care of to close the program down for the summer as one group leaves and another group steps up to take the reins. One thing you will want to do is make sure to change passwords to things graduates […]

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Create mobile Picture in Picture videos with the  Video in Video app

Create mobile Picture in Picture videos with the Video in Video app

| April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was at the Journalism Interactive conference this past weekend at the University of Missouri. I got a lot of great takeaways from my time there. One was the Video in Video app. You can find the app in the iTunes store here. Judd Slivka, assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, showed off the app […]

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Check out the Journalism Interactive Conference and Its Live Streamed Sessions

Check out the Journalism Interactive Conference and Its Live Streamed Sessions

| April 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Journalism Interactive Conference is taking place today and tomorrow at the University of Missouri. It’s an annual conference with the aim of improving journalism education. They have a series of sessions being streamed from Vivian Schiller speaking about what it means to be a news organization in the digital age to Friday afternoon’s Teach-A-Thon where […]

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NSPA Spring National Convention Best of Show and Pacemaker Winners Announced

NSPA Spring National Convention Best of Show and Pacemaker Winners Announced

| April 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

From April 16-19, the spring national high school journalism convention took place in Denver. 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 2015 Online Pacemaker winners. See the Best of Show […]

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Tutorial: How to Use Periscope to Livestream Events

Tutorial: How to Use Periscope to Livestream Events

| April 7, 2015 | 1 Comments

Here are a couple tutorials for Twitter’s livestream app Periscope. You can get the basic idea of how to use this video broadcasting tool with your mobile device. While the tutorials can give you a good of how to use the app, they are free so there are some limitations. These are a good starting […]

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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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