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Teaching All the President’s Men to a New Generation

Leigh Kolb, English and Journalism Instructor at East Central College
May 31, 2017
Filed under Civics, Lesson Plans, Recent News, Training, Writing

In my news writing course, much of our focus is on interviewing, grammar and AP style. It's more of a skill-and-drill class than any of my other courses, and I sometimes struggle with stimulating or maintaining student passion about the discipline (much more so than, for example, Diversity in the Media, or my other courses that focus on critical analysis via Socratic seminar). Since news writing is a gateway co...

First Winners in First Amendment Contest Announced

First Winners in First Amendment Contest Announced

May 23, 2017
Filed under Contests, Recent News, Videos

East Central College in Union, Mo., and SchoolJournalism.org are excited to announce the winners of our First Amendment Matters PSA Contest. We received entries from all over the United States and selecting the honorees was not an easy task. The judge said: "My judging was focused on the students...

Long-time Radio Host Offers Tips for Students

Long-time Radio Host Offers Tips for Students

Michelle Turner, Washington High School, Washington, MO, and JEA 2016 Broadcast Adviser of the Year
May 15, 2017
Filed under Learn, Lesson Plans, Recent News, Training

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?...

SchoolJournalism.org First Amendment PSA (video) Contest 2017

SchoolJournalism.org First Amendment PSA (video) Contest 2017

April 5, 2017
Filed under Contests, Recent News, Videos

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...

Looking in the media mirror

Looking in the media mirror

Michelle Turner, Washington High School, Washington, MO, and JEA 2016 Broadcast Adviser of the Year
April 1, 2017
Filed under Civics, Get Involved, Recent News

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...

Looking for Summer Workshops or Camps?

March 21, 2017
Filed under Recent News, Training, Workshops

Are you or your students looking for a place to practice journalism this summer? Be sure to check out our page of summer workshops at: http://www.schooljournalism.org/workshops/  Some are offered nationally, others are more regional camps. There should be something for everyone....

Making the Grade: Tips to Assess students in Broadcast Journalism

Making the Grade: Tips to Assess students in Broadcast Journalism

AJ Chambers, convergence media teacher and RNE-TV adviser at Richland Northeast High School
March 12, 2017
Filed under Lesson Plans, Recent News, Teachers, Tech

Many students know the pain of trying to make a perfect score on a history test or the anxiety of a less than desirable grade on a math quiz.  The difference between a student’s grades in math class and in broadcast class is that students don’t have to post their math work on the front doors of ...

Women’s History Month: Trailblazing Female Journalists

Women’s History Month: Trailblazing Female Journalists

Leigh Kolb, English and Journalism Instructor at East Central College
February 28, 2017
Filed under Lesson Plans, News & Media Literacy, Recent News, Writing

Resource and Lesson Roundup One of the most powerful aspects of journalism education is the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Teachers can tackle writing skills, critical analysis, history and the power of literacy all in one fell swoop. Since March is Women’s History Month, it’s a perf...

Application for the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop 2017 ready to go

Application for the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop 2017 ready to go

Stephanie Green, Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop Coordinator
February 20, 2017
Filed under Get Involved, Learn, Recent News, Training, Workshops

MUJW is excited to announce the application for the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop 2017 is available. We are in the process of changing the format of the workshop and will be offering a unique opportunity for student journalists to explore many facets of journalism.  Attached you will find the in...

Elections and Marches Provide a Sense of Journalistic Purpose

Elections and Marches Provide a Sense of Journalistic Purpose

Jennifer Somers, Plumage Media Staff, Reporter and Photo Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Civics, Learn, News & Media Literacy, Recent News, Writing

East Central College has held multiple events related to the election to draw in students and promote participation in government. The library, for example, held a session about fact checking during the presidential debates. About a week before the election, Plumage Media produced a special edition of...