It’s that time of year where advisers start looking toward the upcoming school year, most notably finding the next set of leaders for publications. Kirkwood High School journalism adviser, Mitch Eden shares his thoughts on the podcast.
Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required. One of the problems I used to have was that I didn’t always know everything that was posted on my students’ news websites, web editors didn’t always know when something had gone live and social media managers didn’t always know what recent posts they should be pushing. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Contest results from the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Washington DC #nhsjc
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: […]
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 […]