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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....

Century Link Helps Dunnellon High School Put “Reading for Radio©” On The Air

Century Link Helps Dunnellon High School Put “Reading for Radio©” On The Air

Barry Carrus, Dunnellon High School, The GROWL radio

February 28, 2019

As a media professional since 1972, I found myself in South Florida in the new millennium working as audio engineer for the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins. A move to Central Florida several years later forced me out of the media business and into education, where I have been ever since. I teach...

New collegiate majors open wider doors

New collegiate majors open wider doors

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

January 25, 2019

With digital storytelling and production majors on the rise, more students who would have pursued a journalism degree in college now roll the dice on a degree that some say allows more freedom and flexibility in both career options and storytelling styles. SchoolJournalism recently visited with two su...

Introducing the Institute for Environmental Journalism

Introducing the Institute for Environmental Journalism

Katina Paron, InsideClimate News

January 7, 2019

Are you looking to strengthen your journalistic skills? Do you want to deep dive on a single issue that reaches across politics, social justice, science, policy, human interest and animal wellbeing? Come join us this summer at the Institute for Environmental Journalism. The Pulitzer Prize-winning...

I got a drone, now what?

I got a drone, now what?

Jane Bannester, Ritenour High School broadcast teacher

December 2, 2018

Fall 2018 was my first semester teaching a Drone Video and Photography course. Like any new course, we had our ups and downs. Here are the things that I learned: If your district is similar to mine, sometimes new class materials aren’t always available the first thing in August. I felt like I ...

Halloween and Justin Timberlake: An average October in the life of an adviser

Halloween and Justin Timberlake: An average October in the life of an adviser

Jessica Cordonier, CJE, Lee's Summit High School, Lee's Summit, Mo.

October 25, 2018

Halloween isn’t the only thing scary in the month of October. Somehow, this is always when it starts to feel like the wheels begin to fall off of my yearbook crew’s wagon. My kids begin to panic under the pressure of the now-real deadline cycle, and it seems like chaos begins to brew and bubble ove...

Be One of the Links: Joining organizations provides so many benefits

Be One of the Links: Joining organizations provides so many benefits

Christina Geabhart, MJE, Oak Park High School, Kansas City, MO

October 1, 2018

I remember stepping into the journalism classroom that fall of 2003, trying to live up to the legacy of the award-winning program I was honored to inherit from one of the historically stellar journalism teachers in the country. Even with my journalism degree and five years of experience, I constantly...

Using Google Classroom and Team Drives to Organize Your Program

Using Google Classroom and Team Drives to Organize Your Program

Leigh Rogers, Hermann, Mo., yearbook adviser

August 13, 2018

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Google when I first started working with it as a new teacher five years ago. The overabundance of emails from shared assignments was not enjoyable. On a due date, my inbox would automatically increase to 30 new emails or more in a matter of minutes. By the end of the...

Creating an Online News Site

Creating an Online News Site

Christina Manolis, journalism teacher at Washington High School, Washington, Mo.

July 30, 2018

When I first started advising newspaper, an online news site was already part of the class. There was just one issue: despite being a journalism major in college, I didn’t have a lot of experience with managing a website. The previous adviser left me some notes and passwords for the site, but even...