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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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UC Berkeley offers free online tutorials

UC Berkeley offers free online tutorials

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Searching the Web for a simple Google spreadsheets tutorial, I stumbled upon the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley’s catalog of online tutorials for students. The tutorials are freely accessible, and they run the gamut from basics to complex, multi-part tutorials. Here are a few that you and your students might fight useful: Tutorial: […]

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Keeping it fresh online

Keeping it fresh online

| February 16, 2015 | 1 Comments

This is the first post in our Make It Work series, where we ask staffs across the nation to share how they tackle the issues that face online journalists. This week, we asked what online staffs do to regularly generate content for their sites. If you’d like to share a video, post it to your staff’s […]

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PODCAST – Finding the Right Leader for your Publication

PODCAST – Finding the Right Leader for your Publication

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.  

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Use IFTTT to automatically track social and web postings to a single Google Calendar

Use IFTTT to automatically track social and web postings to a single Google Calendar

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required. I was speaking with Erica Smith last summer about wanting an easy (and cheap way) to track my staff’s social postings a bit better. She’s done a lot of work with social media  and I figured if anyone had the answer, it would be Erica. She did. […]

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Use IFTTT.com to have an email sent to you everytime something posts to your website

Use IFTTT.com to have an email sent to you everytime something posts to your website

| December 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

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. […]

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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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