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Celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week and enter essay contest!

February 19, 2016

Throughout this week, journalism students across the country are participating in the Journalism Education Association's Scholastic Journalism Week to showcase the benefits of scholastic journalism. “Journalism courses teach students to research thoroughly and relentlessly, think critically and a...

President’s Day offers a chance to examine First Amendment

February 12, 2016

Originally established in honor of George Washington’s birthday, President’s Day now celebrates all United States presidents, past and present. President’s Day offers teachers and students a chance discuss and reflect on the First Amendment. The examination of the First Amendment is essential to...

Smartphones transform the way journalists incorporate video into stories

February 8, 2016

Journalists around the world are using smartphones and other mobile connected devices to tell stories in new and different ways. Professional journalists are increasingly using smartphone technology to shoot and edit video for their stories. We’ve compiled some shooting and editing tips from Judd...

RJI Fellowship project helps financially disadvantaged high school students make their way to college

February 5, 2016

Tad Bartimus learned firsthand nearly twenty years ago how a mentor could change a student’s outlook on writing. After a successful career as an award-winning journalist, Bartimus and her husband, Dean Wariner, moved moved to Hana, Hawaii, in 1996. While there, an English teacher asked Bartim...

MUJW gears up to host its 46th annual workshop this summer

February 3, 2016

High school students have the opportunity to delve into the world of journalism at the 46th annual Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop this summer at the Missouri School of Journalism. In 1971, Dr. Robert Knight created the workshop, which has turned into one of the longest-running workshops in the...

Journalist’s Resource gives reporters a look at the news through a research lens

January 22, 2016

As journalism evolves, it is no longer enough for journalists to just describe what they learn from interviews and observation. Journalists must now delve into research and incorporate data into stories. Information from research can help journalists ask sources more in-depth questions and examine ...

USC Student Voice Project working to make journalism education part of English curriculum in all schools

January 19, 2016

The need for news literacy in schools has never been more important and journalism participation has been shown to foster students’ development of media and news literacy skills. The Student Voice Project understood the need for news literacy in schools and decided to change something. In October...

Creative Commons offers classrooms easy access to free and legal photos, graphics and music

December 15, 2015

When you discover an image online, there’s a high probability that the image has a license or copyright which forbids you from using it. To overcome this challenge, teachers and students should look for images with a Creative Commons license. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that provides...

JEA partnership with Business Professionals of America and federal grants help scholastic journalism programs

December 4, 2015

Many journalism programs are struggling to stay afloat in schools across the country and teachers are fighting to preserve the journalism programs in their schools. With the help of federal grants and partnerships through the Journalism Education Association, journalism programs have the opportunity to flour...

Young journalists shift their focus during the holidays

November 13, 2015

With the holiday season just around the corner, many student publications are preparing now for their holiday coverage. Karl Grubaugh, who teaches AP economics and advanced journalism at Granite Bay High School, said finding holiday angles to stories is a lot like brainstorming for regular stories. “We...