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Shutter Speed Basics – DSLR Tutorial

Shutter Speed Basics - DSLR Tutorial

Michelle Turner, Washington High School (Missouri) Photography and Broadcast Adviser. JEA 2016 Broadcast Adviser of the Year.

August 1, 2020

When learning how to operate a DSLR, it is important to understand three critical components to how a camera works; Aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed. In a previous mini-tutorial, we covered aperture. In this article, we will address Shutter Speed. A camera records light. The length of time a ca...

eLearning: Lessons Learned and Lessons Shared

eLearning: Lessons Learned and Lessons Shared

Christina Geabhart, MJE, 2019 JEA Broadcast Adviser of the Year and journalism adviser at Oak Park High School, Kansas City, Mo

June 27, 2020

This spring, school doors closed and students stayed home due to COVID-19. Teachers and administrators were incredibly creative in finding ways to reach students and continue their education.  In my district, we were lucky. We already had 1:1 Mac laptops for high school students and iPads for ...

The Fourth Annual First Amendment Matters PSA Contest Results Are In

The Fourth Annual First Amendment Matters PSA Contest Results Are In

SchoolJournalism Staff

May 19, 2020

Choosing winners for the fourth annual SchoolJournalism.org First Amendment Matters PSA contest was not an easy task. Even with the challenges presented by school closures due to COVID-19, we received more entries than ever before. Entries needed to follow the contest specifications that included, ...

Tips for Journalism Programs Challenged to Implement an E-Learning Format

Tips for Journalism Programs Challenged to Implement an E-Learning Format

A.J. Chambers, NBCT, CJE., Convergence Media Director, RNE-TV Live and The Saber Adviser. Columbia, SC

March 14, 2020

As many schools and districts move to an e-learning format, this leaves production-based classes without their studios, equipment, and software. This doesn’t mean learning stops. The key is to give students options.  Continue telling stories Of course, we want students to report the even...

SchoolJournalism.org launches First Amendment Video PSA Contest 2020

SchoolJournalism.org launches First Amendment Video PSA Contest 2020

SchoolJournalism Staff

February 25, 2020

Multiple surveys and studies have shown 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....

Start Your Semester with Individual and Team Reflection

Start Your Semester with Individual and Team Reflection

Leigh Rogers, 2019 JEA Rising Star and Hermann (Missouri) High School Yearbook Adviser

February 10, 2020

At the start of the year, I welcomed 20 new students into the yearbook program. Only one student had returned from the previous year's staff. Helping our staff become a team has been a year-long process.  Journalism classrooms have many valuable life and work skills that automatically come with the coursework: learning time management, how to work with numerous deadlines, how to work as an individua...

Aperture Basics – DSLR Tutorial

Aperture Basics - DSLR Tutorial

Michelle Turner, Washington High School (Missouri) Photography and Broadcast Adviser. JEA 2016 Broadcast Adviser of the Year.

January 31, 2020

When learning how to operate a DSLR, it is important to get a grasp on three critical components to how a camera works; Aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed. In this mini-tutorial, we will cover aperture and ways to practice controlling it.  Aperture is the opening in a lens that allows light to enter the...

Scholastic Journalism and Earth Day

Scholastic Journalism and Earth Day

Rachel Weisbrot, Earth Day Network

January 1, 2020

April 22, 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. As student journalists and photographers, you have a special role in this upcoming day. By writing or making media about environmental issues that you care about, you have the opportuni...

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program

Tieisha Tift, Princeton Program Associate, PUPP/PSJP

December 16, 2019

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program is a free college preparatory program for high-achieving (current) high school juniors from low-income backgrounds who are interested in journalism.  Over a 10-day period, students will live on campus at Princeton University and learn reporting skills from...

Build Journalism Skills and Confidence on the Road

One of my sophomores interviews a performer playing the bag pipes in her first day in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Christina Geabhart, MJE, 2019 JEA Broadcast Adviser of the Year and journalism adviser at Oak Park High School, Kansas City, Mo.

November 30, 2019

My classroom is in the same hallway as the Spanish and French classes; and we share a common lunch period. After years of listening about how their students learn while traveling, I noticed goals common to our courses, especially in conversing and communicating with others. I wanted to try a trip of...