Life Lessons Thanks to Yearbook

October 17, 2016

Filed under Learn, Recent News

We asked six women, ranging in age from 24 to 58, what life lessons their time on a yearbook staff taught them. Their honest and enlightening answers are ones that not only back up the true learning experience time spent producing a yearbook provides for students, but can also serve as inspiration for...

If You Build It, They Will Come: Take a Localized Approach to Reach More Journalism Students in Your Area

October 10, 2016

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

As more and more schools face budget cuts, there are many scholastic journalism programs housed in school districts that can no longer afford to have students travel out of state for a national conference. Some districts have such tight budgetary restrictions that even taking a weekday off for one closer...

Put your publication or school on the map

Skyler Benjamin, reporter for The Axe, OPTV

September 22, 2016

Filed under Get Involved, Learn, Recent News, Stories, Tech

Ever since Staley, another high school in our North Kansas City School District, got a Geofilter, Oak Park students have been really salty, aka upset. During the summer I considered making a geofilter, but I never got around to it. When school started again, all I heard about was Staley had one and ...

Let the games begin!

Alison Long, Notre Dame de Sion Journalism, Le Flambeau/Le Journal

September 22, 2016

Filed under Games, Recent News, Training

Building trust and forming a team isn’t easy, but it’s important in the first weeks of school to do so with your journalism staffs. One way to get your staffs acclimated to one another is with time-tested, physics confuzzling, oxygen-depleting “Minute to Win it” games. These games, based on...

News Doesn’t Take a Summer Break

September 3, 2016

Filed under Recent News, Stories, Uncategorized

Gone are the days of waiting until almost October for the first edition of the school newspaper. Nationwide, schools are using tools available to today’s journalism staffs to stay ahead of the game. For some, that means creating content during the summer break. “This year was the first year we...

A Special Message from Stan Zoller (JEA)

August 29, 2016

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As you know, teaching journalism can be a real challenge. It can be hard for any journalism educator, but especially those who are new or in districts what may be resource-challenged. That's one of the reasons the JEA offers a one-day workshop at each convention for new advisers who are minorities,...

From Sweden to Missouri – MUJW has International Appeal

From Sweden to Missouri – MUJW has International Appeal

August 23, 2016

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Sophie Olsson Barnekow is starting 11th grade at Stockholm International School in Sweden. Last year one of her friends from the USA told her about the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop, MUJW. Once Sophie looked at the website, she decided to apply. “When I found out I was accepted, I didn't...

Journalism Advisers Offer Advice for the New School Year

August 7, 2016

Filed under Lesson Plans, Recent News, School News Hub, Teachers

Schools across America are gearing up for a new year. Both new and experienced journalism advisers are about to set into motion the production of yearbooks, newspapers, websites, television shows, and more. The first few days and weeks of school help set the pace and tone for journalism staffs. At...

Academy of Scholastic Broadcasting

Academy of Scholastic Broadcasting

Michelle Turner, MIPA Vice President

July 21, 2016

Filed under Recent News

The 2016 ASB Workshop took place in Springfield, Mo July 10–15. 28 teachers from 15 states attended the 16th annual beginner’s workshop to hone their skills as scholastic broadcast journalism instructors. The "boot camp" nature of the workshop offers presentations followed by hands-on applications of...

Students spread news through Rookie Reporters program

June 23, 2016

Filed under Recent News, Uncategorized

Courtesy of Sedalia (Mo.) School District 200 Journalism students in Sedalia, Missouri, are expanding their community’s knowledge of school-related news and events through a partnership with the local newspaper. Rookie Reporters is a pilot program sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at ...