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Q and A with the Pros: Laura Hettiger

Q and A with the Pros: Laura Hettiger

Michelle Turner, Washington, MO, and JEA 2016 Broadcast Adviser of the Year

December 5, 2017


Filed under College, Recent News

Currently, Laura Hettiger starts her day as the the traffic reporter for KMOV "News 4 This Morning" in St. Louis. After her shift on "News 4 This Morning," she co-hosts the mid-morning lifestyle show "Great Day St. Louis." SchoolJournalism.org recently connected with Laura for a quick...

Please, please, may I have a drone?

Please, please, may I have a drone?

Jane Bannester, Ritenour High School media teacher and 2017 JEA Distinguished Broadcast Adviser

November 7, 2017


Filed under Learn, Lesson Plans, Recent News, Tech, Training

I’m a kid at heart. When my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas a couple of years ago, I said I wanted a drone. Yes, at 42 I’m still asking for a toy. I want to point out that this toy is different than a new Canon DSLR, a 360 camera, or a GoPro. What I have at my hands is a practically a flying lawnmower. Can you imagine handing t...

Taking StratComm from a Tiny Blip to a Major Component of Journalism Education

Taking StratComm from a Tiny Blip to a Major Component of Journalism Education

Michelle Turner, Washington, MO, and JEA 2016 Broadcast Adviser of the Year

October 26, 2017


Filed under Lesson Plans, Recent News, Training

When I started teaching 22 years ago, strategic communication wasn't on my radar, but in the past three years it has become a major part of my vocabulary. Simply defined: "Strategic communication is an umbrella term used to describe the activities of disciplines including public relations, management communication,...

How’d They Do That?: Facebook Frames

How’d They Do That?: Facebook Frames

Michelle Turner, Washington, MO, and JEA 2016 Broadcast Adviser of the Year

September 24, 2017


Filed under Get Involved, Learn, Photos, Recent News, Tech

Step One: Log into facebook and see that your friend, Jane, has a fancy-schmancy frame on her profile photo for the school she teaches at. Get jealous. Step Two: Contact Jane via Facebook Messenger to express jealousy and a desire to learn. Luckily, Jane responds with a link and simple directions, “Needs to b...

Eclipse 2017: Staffs Share How They Covered The Event

Eclipse 2017: Staffs Share How They Covered The Event

September 6, 2017


Filed under News & Media Literacy, Recent News

On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse went from sea to shining sea across our nation. It started in Lincoln Beach, Ore., and made its way to Charleston, S.C. This historical event was an opportunity for scholastic journalists to shine.   Rolla, Missouri Mary Gillis of Rolla High School is th...

Opportunities in college and the real world: One student’s perspective

Opportunities in college and the real world: One student’s perspective

SchoolJournalism staff

August 4, 2017


Filed under Learn, Recent News, Students

Cassandra Bauer attends Drake University. She is a junior majoring in digital media production and minoring in graphic design. She recently sat down with SchoolJournalism to answer a few questions that we had. We hope the interview is helpful to both students and advisers.   Q: When you wer...

Three Hours Recharges Your Program

Three Hours Recharges Your Program

Christina Geabhart, MJE, journalism adviser at Oak Park High School, KC, Mo.

July 10, 2017


Filed under Lesson Plans, Recent News, Training

I have heard of teachers who have had a lot of success with three-day or five-day boot camps, workshops, etc. with their incoming staffs preparing for the new year through ice breaker games, skill building and work exercises. Those are, I’m sure, spectacular for many schools. However, multi-day...

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?...