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Build Journalism Skills and Confidence on the Road

Build Journalism Skills and Confidence on the Road

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...

Your Eyes Have It – For Video Journalists.

Your Eyes Have It – For Video Journalists.

Dann Hurlbert, Carleton College's Media & Design Specialist and Founder of Little Prompter

November 8, 2019

As a video journalist, you’ll often deliver a “piece to camera,” communicating directly to and making eye contact with the viewer through the lens of your camera. Eye contact is essential. Christian Jarret’s article "The Psychology of Eye Contact, Digested," which appeared in the British Psycholog...

Q and A With the Pros: Jeffrey M. Smith

Q and A With the Pros: Jeffrey M. Smith

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

October 15, 2019

Michigan native Jeffrey M. Smith is a photojournalist based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. His client includes (just to name a few) Rolling Stone, Duke University, and Google. Jeffrey recently shared his thoughts on photojournalism with SchoolJournalism.org.  SJ: How did you first get interested in thi...

Photographing Fires in Manual Mode

Photographing Fires in Manual Mode

Leigh Rogers, adviser at Hermann HS, Hermann, Mo.

September 30, 2019

For the first time this year our Homecoming featured fire pits, which gave my yearbook students a unique opportunity to learn how to photograph fire, a bit of a tricky task if you have never practiced before. Below, check out some tips for photographing fires. Shutter Speed. To capture all of the li...

Teaching Photography: Handouts and Video Links

Teaching Photography: Handouts and Video Links

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

August 8, 2019

Teaching the basics of Photography can be challenging. Here are a few resources to assist you with the process. HANDOUTS Joshua Nistas has taken some of the “challenge” out of teaching photography by sharing his handouts with SchoolJournalism. Nistas started as a photographer in the Navy for six and a ...

Q and A With the Pros: Madison Carter

Q and A With the Pros: Madison Carter

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

July 24, 2019

Madison Carter is the noon anchor for 7 Eyewitness News in Buffalo, N.Y. She's a Syracuse University alumni. Madison is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She recently visited with SchoolJournalism about her career and provided many tips for Journalism teachers and students....

Creating a Deeper Understanding of the First Amendment With a PSA Contest

Creating a Deeper Understanding of the First Amendment With a PSA Contest

Stacy Gerst, Hammonton High School in Hammonton, New Jersey

July 8, 2019

The need for greater knowledge and understanding of the First Amendment is vital to our democracy. If this instruction does not occur in our classrooms, where is it taking place? In social media forums where misinformation and disinformation run rampant and unchecked, or within partisan realms where...

4 days led to 50 minutes of Wow

4 days led to 50 minutes of Wow

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

June 22, 2019

Two years ago, I wrote on this site about how to use a few hours before school starts to jump start your staff. Today, we wrapped up an eight-hour, four-day camp with the newsmagazine staff; and it was such a great week of learning, I just had to share. This year, we have half newbies joining a staff of ...

Q and A with the Pros: Dana Marquart

Q and A with the Pros: Dana Marquart

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

June 3, 2019

Recently, SJ picked the brain of portrait photographer Dana Maquart. Her love for photography started in high school.  SJ: How did you get interested in photography? Dana: "I majored in journalism and minored in graphic communications, so a lot of my college classes involved darkroom photography, but I really was interested in taking portraits when I started tea...

Tips for Reporting the Legalization of Marijuana

Tips for Reporting the Legalization of Marijuana

SchoolJournalism.org staff

May 28, 2019

As more and more states legalize medical and/or recreational marijuana, journalism advisers and students are finding themselves in new territory. As of May 2019, federal laws treat marijuana as a controlled substance, which makes understanding how the laws work tricky. This map features a state-by-st...