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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...

The results are in on the third annual First Amendment Matters PSA contest

The results are in on the third annual First Amendment Matters PSA contest

SchoolJournalism.org staff

May 14, 2019

SchoolJournalism.org’s third annual First Amendment Matters PSA contest had many great entries. Choosing a winner was not an easy task. Entries needed to follow the contest specifications that included, but was not limited to: following copyright laws, using original content, meeting the time requirement,...

Separating Work and Home

Separating Work and Home

Leigh Rogers, Hermann, Mo., yearbook adviser

May 8, 2019

Is this even possible or applicable for every teacher? This is the first question that pops in my head as a I begin to write this article. As I enter my fifth year of teaching, I feel I have largely been able to create this separation in my life, but when I typically leave my classroom at 4 p.m.,...

New Voices marches on in more states

New Voices marches on in more states

Paul Aubrey, journalism teacher and publications adviser at North Kansas City High School, Kansas City, MO

April 25, 2019

New Voices legislation expanded again with more states introducing bills this legislative session. After North Dakota passed the John Wall New Voices Act in 2015, the movement grew. This year, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New ...

SchoolJournalism.org launches First Amendment Video PSA Contest 2019

SchoolJournalism.org launches First Amendment Video PSA Contest 2019

April 2, 2019

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....