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Character Ed should link in lessons on Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship

Character Ed should link in lessons on Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship

The need for Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship in school curriculums cannot be denied. However, I have a radical proposal. Can we emphasize in those lessons themes that include kindness and respect for others? Just a few weeks ago, I saw two prime examples of why incorporating Character Education traits into our lesson plans is a must. Example #1: One of my broadcast students, Jade, was working out with her boyfriend at a local gym. Unbeknownst to her, a complete stranger took photos o...

Journalists’ Creed gets an updated look – download!

Journalists’ Creed gets an updated look – download!

The Missouri School of Journalism just redesigned the print presentation of The Journalist’s Creed. Please feel free to download here, share this, make copies, hang it as posters, etc. Walter Williams’ words are timeless!...

Beyoncé and Black History: Get in Formation

Beyoncé and Black History: Get in Formation

On Feb. 6, 2016, Beyoncé released "Formation," a surprise new single and music video. The next day, she performed the song during the Super Bowl halftime show. The music video itself featured stunning imagery of southern African American pride, and included painful imagery as well, including Katrina floodwaters, an empty swimming pool and police in riot gear facing a young African American boy dancing (with the words "stop shooting us" written on a wall). The Super Bowl performance featured dan...

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Long-time Radio Host Offers Tips for Students

Long-time Radio Host Offers Tips for Students

With current media trends, radio is sometimes forgotten as a viable career path for media students. However, radio is alive and well in 2017. SchoolJournalism recently had the opportunity to pick the mind of country radio DJ Rowdy Yates. Rowdy has tips for teachers and students, but who is Yates? Here is a little background information: He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and knew from an early age he wanted a career in radio. Rowdy got his first break in radio at the age of 15 in Denton, Texas. Currently, Rowdy is on the air in the mornings on 98.5 KVOO in Tulsa, Okla. You can also listen to him host the nationally-syndicated "Original Country Gold with Rowdy Yates" on Saturday nights....

SchoolJournalism.org First Amendment PSA (video) Contest 2017

SchoolJournalism.org First Amendment PSA (video) Contest 2017

Multiple surveys and studies have shown that Americans remain unaware of the five freedoms the First Amendment guarantees. When more Americans can name characters from an animated television series than the freedoms outlined by the First Amendment, that is a clear indicator the time for education is now. That education starts with YOU. Here is a chance to spread the message and bring about awareness of the First Amendment. PRIZES: The Grand Prize is co-sponsored by East Central College, Union, Mo., Journalism Program and the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association. The Grand Prize will be a total of $100 in Amazon Gift Card(s) for the winners to use at their discretion. The...

Looking in the media mirror

Looking in the media mirror

I have more than 20 years of experience as a journalism adviser, yet I find the current school year to be very different from previous years. From the rollercoaster of political events to the treatment of journalists across our nation, every week there are new issues to tackle. It makes navigating the waters of teaching journalism a whole new experience. In discussions with other advisers over the winter, I mentioned one positive note to all this. It’s as if a mirror has been held up to people of all ages; one that we find ourselves looking into and discovering what we value and what we do not. I shared that sentiment with my broadcast class and some of my photography students. Some o...

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