Create a staff manual using Wikispaces.com. When one of my veteran newspaper students needed to move on, I realized she was the only person with whom I had been working to upload editorial cartoons and illustrations. This was not a new situation. High school media students move on all the time, especially prized graduates who […]
SPOT 127 is now accepting entries for the 2016 Korva Coleman Excellence Awards. This national award recognizes outstanding digital media produced by young people ages 14-23. Winners receive a $1,000 scholarship, an engraved crystal Korva Coleman award and a trip to Phoenix for the awards dinner on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Students are invited to submit multimedia journalism pieces in the […]
Conducting interviews with video is a vital aspect of all reporting, but can be complicated and tricky. Getting it right is important for the facts of your story and can also have an ethical impact on your coverage. National Broadcast Advisers of the Year Don Goble and Michael Hernandez recently published two books on interviews for […]
If your organization is hosting a summer journalism workshop that has a digital media component to it, we’d love to hear about it and list it on our “2016 Summer Workshops” page. Just fill out the form below and we’ll get you added. Thanks! You can find the form here.
The winners or best stories submitted in November were recently released and published on the JEA-Flipboard Magazine. Read about the winners and the magazine on Flipboard’s post. The magazine has over 500 followers and is hoping to hit the 1000 mark soon. Submit stories to email@example.com. Winners get published in the magazine and receive a Flipboard […]
After years of using the Yeti usb microphone attached to an iMac I was inspired to get a better setup for podcasting by the local med school podcast The Short Coat and a podcasting setup at NCTE. When I first researched a more advanced podcasting setup I thought I would need a USB mixer, mics, […]
A quick glance at the adviser sessions at any national convention or through the history of listserv posts will quickly reveal something we all seem to struggle with: grading. While everyone has their own system of assessment, from elaborate point systems to self-assessments and portfolios, something we all seem to have in common is the […]
Last week, at the Orlando JEA/NSPA convention I was excited to release a new Flipboard Magazine and contest. The full details are below. The basics are that JEA and Flipboard are hoping to showcase some of the best digital journalism being produced by high school students. Each month five to ten stories will be selected […]