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  • February 19, 2016 – Alabama State Scholastic Press Association Convention
  • February 21, 2016 – Scholastic Journalism Week begins
  • February 24, 2016 – Southern Illinois School Press Association Winter Conference
  • February 29, 2016 – Colorado Student Media Association Capitol Hill Press Conference
  • March 16, 2016 – Columbia Scholastic Press Association Spring Scholastic Convention
  • April 14, 2016 – JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention
  • June 19, 2016 – CSPA Summer Journalism Workshop

Satire in news transforms the way audiences consume information

With some news programs, magazines and websites blurring the line between news and satire, the way viewers consume news is changing how they make informed democratic decisions. “Everything we watch affects the way we think,” Michelle Ciulla Lipkin,  executive director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education, said. “With the blurred line of entertainment and news in “real” news, the satirical news shows really play an important role in how we get our information.”...  Read More »

Virtual reality brings changes to the journalism world

Virtual reality is taking the journalism world by storm and thanks to cheaper equipment and apps, it could be coming to a classroom near you. As a news anchor at KOMU 8 in Columbia, Missouri, and later as a chief storyteller at Veterans United Home Loans, Sarah Hill has spent most of her life telling thought-provoking and emotional stories to viewers. Hill decided to venture into virtual reality after searching to find a solution for Veterans who were unable to physically travel to see their m...  Read More »

Journalists should start taking vertical video seriously

  The great horizontal versus vertical video formatting debate has been taking place on the Internet since the birth of the first smartphone. Now, publishers and editors who once forbid “amateur” vertical video are starting to change their views. Thanks to the introduction of smartphone apps like Snapchat and Periscope, the push for vertical video is at its highest ever. At the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures...  Read More »

Classrooms use model news literacy lessons for English, science, math and social studies classes

The American Society of News Editors and the Journalism Education Association in partnership with the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute launched a free news literacy curriculum for English/language arts, science, math and social studies in September 2015. How are you using these model news literacy lessons in your classroom? Email us at [email protected] and give us your feedback. To learn more about the new literacy lessons, please read this article or link to the lessons at: http:...  Read More »

News media should implement citizen journalism into their reporting

In a world where cameras are everywhere, citizen journalism has transformed how journalists do their job. “Students and even adults have really started to use citizen journalism as a means of bypassing the traditional media gatekeeper,” Megan Fromm said. “It can be a really empowering form of communication, a way of saying ‘I was here, and this is what I saw’ when the ‘big media dogs’ aren't paying any attention. It has also provided journalists with an array of story ideas, angles...  Read More »

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Why do you teach scholastic journalism?

Watch teachers from the 2014 ASNE/Reynolds High School Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri articulate the purpose and value of scholastic journalism.

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