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Making the Grade: Tips to Assess students in Broadcast Journalism

Making the Grade: Tips to Assess students in Broadcast Journalism

AJ Chambers, convergence media teacher and RNE-TV adviser at Richland Northeast High School

March 12, 2017


Filed under Lesson Plans, Recent News, Teachers, Tech

Many students know the pain of trying to make a perfect score on a history test or the anxiety of a less than desirable grade on a math quiz.  The difference between a student’s grades in math class and in broadcast class is that students don’t have to post their math work on the front doors of ...

Women’s History Month: Trailblazing Female Journalists

Women’s History Month: Trailblazing Female Journalists

Leigh Kolb, English and Journalism Instructor at East Central College

February 28, 2017


Filed under Lesson Plans, News & Media Literacy, Recent News, Writing

Resource and Lesson Roundup One of the most powerful aspects of journalism education is the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Teachers can tackle writing skills, critical analysis, history and the power of literacy all in one fell swoop. Since March is Women’s History Month, it’s a perf...

Application for the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop 2017 ready to go

Application for the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop 2017 ready to go

Stephanie Green, Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop Coordinator

February 20, 2017


Filed under Get Involved, Learn, Recent News, Training, Workshops

MUJW is excited to announce the application for the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop 2017 is available. We are in the process of changing the format of the workshop and will be offering a unique opportunity for student journalists to explore many facets of journalism.  Attached you will find the in...

Elections and Marches Provide a Sense of Journalistic Purpose

Elections and Marches Provide a Sense of Journalistic Purpose

Jennifer Somers, Plumage Media Staff, Reporter and Photo Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Civics, Learn, News & Media Literacy, Recent News, Writing

East Central College has held multiple events related to the election to draw in students and promote participation in government. The library, for example, held a session about fact checking during the presidential debates. About a week before the election, Plumage Media produced a special edition of...

Lesson Learned: Check Your Default Images

Lesson Learned: Check Your Default Images

Mary Gillis, Journalism teacher at Rolla High School, Rolla, Mo.

January 23, 2017


Filed under Recent News, Tech

The community that is served by our high school newspaper in Rolla, Missouri has buried five alumni in the past two months because of heroin overdose. Most of those students graduated from the high school in 2012 and 2013. Back in 2011, a reporter for our school publication, ECHO, recognized...

Building a Broadcast Studio

Building a Broadcast Studio

Eric Adams, broadcast journalism teacher at Lebanon High School

January 13, 2017


Filed under Recent News, Tech

Broadcast studios are notoriously expensive and complicated. In the last six years, I have attempted again and again to create a studio that is effective and affordable. Thanks to a $500 Lowe’s Toolbox Grant I was able to provide a professional space for video and photography (the shopping list is here). This type of grant doesn't buy everythi...

Boehringer Named JEA’s 2017 National Broadcast Adviser of the Year

Boehringer Named JEA’s 2017 National Broadcast Adviser of the Year

December 19, 2016


Filed under Recent News

Boehringer Named JEA's 2017 National Broadcast Adviser of the Year. For the full story visit HERE.

Advice for our Students

Advice for our Students

November 25, 2016


Filed under College, Learn, Recent News

Here are some tips from four professionals for students interested in pursing a career in print, broadcast, or radio. Feel free to share these tips with your students: “I'd say my best advice for those wanting to get into the profession comes from my old news director atKOMU, Stacey Woelfel. I was constantly nervous abo...

Giving our audience their money’s worth with little money

Giving our audience their money’s worth with little money

Brandon Martin, adviser at Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, MO

November 7, 2016


Filed under Lesson Plans, Recent News, Tech, Training

I’ve taught the novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” for the past nine years in my creative writing class. One of the most powerful quotes from the book, is from the character Randle Patrick McMurphy, when he says, “But, I tried though.” Often when I teach my journalism class, I think...

Making News Literacy a Trending Topic

Making News Literacy a Trending Topic

Leigh Kolb, English and Journalism Instructor at East Central College

October 31, 2016


Filed under Civics, News & Media Literacy, News & Media Literacy Corner, Recent News, Tech

United States Media Literacy Week - Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2016   When asked, teenagers--high-schoolers and college students alike--will typically say that if they feel connected to the news at all, it's through sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Snapchat. They will often say that they read the...