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Senior Exit Interviews Focus on Communication, Computer Skills, and Breaking News

Senior Exit Interviews Focus on Communication, Computer Skills, and Breaking News

| May 19, 2014 | 1 Comments

Over the past few years, I have been making end of the year videos highlighting student work. This year I added in exit interviews and experimented with a little more iMovie video editing. My big tip would be to make sure to click ADVANCED OPTIONS ON in the iMovie System Preferences. This will allow for […]

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Twitter 101: How To Get More Clicks, Retweets and Reach

Twitter 101: How To Get More Clicks, Retweets and Reach

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Social media service Buffer (@buffer) recently published a great article about how to expand your Twitter reach.  The scientific study counted and analyzed the best tweets and why they were so effective in engaging an audience (those that resulted in more clicks on links, retweeting, etc.). Although the story is aimed at small businesses, the lessons are equally applicable to […]

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Inspiration Monday Storify with Google Docs Brainstorm

Inspiration Monday Storify with Google Docs Brainstorm

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Below are Storifies I made to kick start journalism classes on Monday. The goals I have for the last issues are to improve students’ opinion writing, the quality of photos on the Instagram feed, think of timely stories for the May issue and video editing. These examples fall into those categories. As we go over […]

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News Show Job Descriptions

News Show Job Descriptions

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Good Morning ’Stoga staffers are expected to be in the studio 5 minutes before the first bell of the school day. The crew has 45 minutes to produce an 8-minute show that airs live at 8:08 a.m. every day. I’ve worked out a crew hierarchy that leaves no doubt as to who is in charge […]

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Crew Rotations for a TV News Show

Crew Rotations for a TV News Show

| April 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some years I have 30 students in my broadcast journalism class. Some years I have a dozen. No matter the number, I prepare a production cycle with two goals in mind: 1. each student gets a shot at doing a job that interests him/her 2. the skilled, hard-workers are rewarded with the top jobs. I […]

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Embedding Instagram Videos and 16 Writing Tips For Better Stories

Embedding Instagram Videos and 16 Writing Tips For Better Stories

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Recently, I have been encouraging students to embed Instagram videos and photos in their stories, which is tip #16 of the writing tips we have been going over this week in class. Embedding Instagram videos and photos is easy and the three steps below should walk you through the process. Below these three steps are […]

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Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 , in San Diego (and bring a friend)

Join the JEA Digital Media Committee at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 , in San Diego (and bring a friend)

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The JEA Digital Media Committee (the group responsible for this site and a host of other things) will be meeting in San Diego at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. The meeting will be 8 a.m. on Saturday, April, in Aqua 313, Level 3. It’s an open meeting so please show up and […]

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14 Takeaways From Journalism Interactive 2014

14 Takeaways From Journalism Interactive 2014

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I made it to my first Journalism Interactive Conference this past weekend. It was held at the University of Maryland and filled with great speakers. While I probably could give you 140 takeaways I left with, here are 14 that jumped out at me (in no particular order — they’re all great). 1. Richard Hernandez’s […]

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Join a pro online April 11 to talk data as part of the “Conversations with Journalists who Code” series

Join a pro online April 11 to talk data as part of the “Conversations with Journalists who Code” series

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Seven two person teams from around the country will be selected to participate in a pilot project to connect student journalists with working digital professionals during the JEA/NSPA convention this April.  On Friday, April 11, Geoff McGhee, currently at Stanford University, formerly at The New York Times, Le Monde and ABC, will participate in an online conversation during the convention’s Friday morning Break […]

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