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Q and A with the Pros: Wanda Parsons

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

February 12, 2018


Filed under Recent News, Tech

After a career in real estate, Wanda Parsons now works with marketing, graphic design, and photography in her position with the City of Union, Missouri. Beyond those endeavors, she’s established herself as an award-winning photographer in the region. She sat down recently with SchoolJournalism to share...

Why We Did Not Start Designing the Yearbook Until December

Why We Did Not Start Designing the Yearbook Until December

Leigh Rogers, Hermann, Mo., yearbook adviser

January 22, 2018


Filed under Lesson Plans, Recent News, Teachers, Training

I noticed a trend with my yearbook staffs. By second semester they were often frustrated with the process; it's a story I've heard from other yearbook teachers as well. So I evaluated the situation which led me to a solution that we are trying this year. For the first three years of advising the yearbook...

Q and A with the Pros: Ashley Reynolds

Q and A with the Pros: Ashley Reynolds

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

January 7, 2018


Filed under Recent News, Training

Ashley Reynolds' passion for journalism ignited during her first year as a reporter for Hillcrest High School's "HTV Magazine" in Springfield, Mo. Her career may have taken her out of the Ozarks briefly, but she made her way back home to KY3 where she currently produces, shoots, writes, and edits...

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...