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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?...

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: https://www.schooljournalism.org/workshops/  Some are offered nationally, others are more regional camps. There should be something for everyone....