MediaShift: 10 Reasons our Student Newspaper Blog Stinks by Dan Reimold

Paul Kandell of Palo Alto High School posted a link to this article back in December on the JEA Listserv. It’s from the mediashift website and is written by an adviser of a college’s print and online editions. While the author, Dan Reimold, speaks about his staff’s ‘blog’ the entire time, the word is easily interchangeable with ‘website.’

He reiterates many tips we’ve given on this site and adds a few new ones as well. I think it’s a good read for any online staff. It can help give you some things to think about if you’re starting out, or it can provide a nice checklist for you to gauge how your staff is doing in different areas. Here is the article: 10 Reasons Our Student Newspaper Blog Stinks

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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