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Four new Web module lessons now available

Four new Web module lessons now available

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Now available on the JEA Web Curriculum page (member login required) are four new lessons: Comparing Print and Online Journalism: Students complete a coverage analysis exercise to identify the strengths and challenges of the online medium. The Return of the Inverted Pyramid: Using a song, students practice writing a story for the Web using the inverted pyramid structure. Beat […]

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Competition: A Catalyst for Growth

Competition: A Catalyst for Growth

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over my 19 years of teaching Journalism I have had many a student enter many a contest. Is it for plaques, certificates, or bragging honors? No. I have them do it to learn and improve. Contests that provide meaningful written critiques and feedback have helped my students become better at their craft, and elevated our program to […]

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Contest results from the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Washington DC #nhsjc

Contest results from the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Washington DC #nhsjc

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2014 Fall National High School Journalism Convention was held in Washington DC Nov. 6-9. In addition to some great individual sessions and keynoters Bob Woodward and Jay Harris, some awards were given out at the convention. Here are some of the digital media awards that were presented at the conference. NSPA Best of Show: […]

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An un-book for your digital journalism classroom

An un-book for your digital journalism classroom

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Occasionally, when I’m feeling particularly ineffective or uninspired as a teacher, I head to Amazon and look for a textbook that will be the silver bullet for whatever problem I’m experiencing. This time, in the process of searching, being disappointed, then getting lost in disgruntled reviews, I came across something novel: a digital textbook on […]

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Keep the faith — your website will happen

Keep the faith — your website will happen

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Today, I sat with two staffers and determined a goal:  we will publish new content daily. If any of you were like me, confused and discouraged about combining a print publication with a web publication, take heart. For the first time in several years, I have faith that my staff’s news website (on SNO) and its print edition will […]

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National News Engagement Day is Tuesday, Oct. 7

National News Engagement Day is Tuesday, Oct. 7

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Early last week JEA announced its support of National News Engagement Day, and because it’s just around the corner –Tuesday, Oct. 7 – we want to share ideas for how your students might choose to participate. 1. Consider signing the pledge here. 2. Check out the ideas posted from AEJMC on a Pinterest board dedicated to this […]

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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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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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