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Documentary journalism professor tells students to watch more movies

June 21, 2015

Students interested in documentary journalism should watch a lot of movies, said Stacey Woelfel, an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and director of the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism. “They should watch documentaries, of course, but any...

Start planning fundraising activities this summer

June 13, 2015

Fundraising for student media programs is not always easy, but here are some tips and tricks students and teachers can use to increase revenue: Advertising Advertise different community events and businesses. Summer camps, photography studios and formal wear shops are always dependable sources. Create ...

Visit these cities where journalism history was made

June 5, 2015

Planning a summer vacation? Check out some of these places where the legacy of journalism was forever changed: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia was home to the Pennsylvania Packet, or the General Advertiser. This was the first successful daily newspaper in the United States and first to pub...

Consider screening these journalism-related movies this summer

May 29, 2015

As school years wrap up around the country, teachers can start thinking about ways fit in a little professional development this summer. Journalism-related movies present a good way to spark conversations with students about ethical dilemmas and professional challenges that journalists face. So pop some...

2015 AP Stylebook ready to launch May 27

May 22, 2015

A national holiday for editors is quickly approaching. The 2015 AP Stylebook will launch May 27, a day copy editors across the country will begin poring (not pouring) over the new and changed rules (and making cheesy style jokes). Some basic style rules are not likely to change in 2015. For example,...

Teachers to attend last Reynolds High School Journalism Institute

May 17, 2015

COLUMBIA, Missouri — The Youth Journalism Initiative of the American Society of News Editors will continue its national effort to inspire youth in the ever-changing world of journalism by training 140 secondary-school teachers at the 2015 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute. The Institute provides...

Reader comments pose challenges for online media

May 8, 2015

School newspapers have traditionally served as forums for student expression by publishing letters to the editor, op-eds and columns, but the transition to an online platform has changed the way many school newspapers interact with their audiences. Comment sections of online newspapers instantly give...

Advertising policies can prevent future headaches

May 4, 2015

Advertising has long been the lifeblood of student publications, and staffs welcome most advertisers with open arms. But what if someone wanted to place an advertisement that promoted a political or controversial message? By what standards would the students determine if they should publish it? Developing...

APRIL TOOLS: Telling stories with infographics

April 27, 2015

This is the fourth and final story in a series about useful online tools for journalists. Filling a news story with statistics is a quick way to lose reader interest, but sometimes that data is essential. What to do? When words are simply not enough, journalists can use infographics to visually repres...

APRIL TOOLS: Time-lapse video apps enable creative storytelling

April 20, 2015

This is the third in a series of stories about useful online tools for journalists. Check back weekly for the next April Tools installments! Time-lapse videos can give a unique perspective and add dramatic effect to seemingly mundane events, and several mobile apps are making them easier than ever f...