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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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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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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