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Use Wikispaces for a staff manual

Use Wikispaces for a staff manual

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 […]

Feb. 1 deadline approaches for Korva Coleman Excellence Award entries honoring multimedia work

Feb. 1 deadline approaches for Korva Coleman Excellence Award entries honoring multimedia work

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 […]

How to Record Interviews for Video

How to Record Interviews for Video

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 […]

Hosting a Digital Media Workshop in 2016? Tell us about it.

Hosting a Digital Media Workshop in 2016? Tell us about it.

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.

JEA/Flipboard November Winners Released

JEA/Flipboard November Winners Released

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 hsjournalism@flipboard.com.  Winners get published in the magazine and receive a Flipboard […]

Podcasting Labs:  A New Setup and the Old

Podcasting Labs: A New Setup and the Old

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, […]

Using Google Classroom to assess online portfolios

Using Google Classroom to assess online portfolios

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 […]

JEA and Flipboard Team Up for New Online Magazine and Contest

JEA and Flipboard Team Up for New Online Magazine and Contest

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 […]

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