Opportunities for students on summer vacation abound!

June 16, 2016

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Students wondering what to do on their summer vacation should be sure to check out the many opportunities and tools available at Opportunities abound for students interested in journalism and digital communication! Students can jump start their career or just have fun with Schoo...

Missouri Interscholastic Press Association to continue legacy of ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative

June 8, 2016

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The American Society of News Editors announced today the legacy of its 15-year Youth Journalism Initiative will be carried forward by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association located at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri. As of July 1, MIPA plans to continue operating the Youth J...

Students earn prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards

June 3, 2016

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Student winners of the 48th annual Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards traveled to Washington, D.C. to receive their honors on May 25.  Becca Kristofferson, Jacob Jaeger, Dylan Goodman and Seamus Levin won in the broadcast category for “The Jellybean Jar of Life: Nick’s Story.” They attend Mexico High School in Mexico, Mi...

Memorial Day videos and lessons honor soldiers who sacrificed their lives

May 25, 2016

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Millions of Americans will celebrate the 2016 Memorial Day Weekend with parades, airshows and other activities to honor those who died in service to our nation. Teachers can educate students about the importance of Memorial Day and its impact with the videos and resources below. Whether used as full-length...

Teach students mobile-video skills with step-by-step lessons

May 11, 2016

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Teachers looking for capstone or end-of-the-year projects can send their students to The website features eight 50-minute lessons that guide students in using their smartphones and other mobile devices to create videos. To review and download the lessons, click here! The lessons are aligned to the Common Core State Standards an...

Interactive images possible with Thinglink

May 4, 2016

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The ability to engage readers with interactive content is one of the primary benefits of digital journalism, and one useful tool for creating such content is ThingLink. By enabling users to annotate images or videos with multimedia content, ThingLink offers a multitude of creative ways to tell stories. Te...

Start planning fundraising activities for next year

April 25, 2016

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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 a...

Storify offers a simple way to go social

April 20, 2016

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Storify offers an easy way to tell stories using posts that people have made public on their social media channels. There are countless ways a creative student media organization could use this tool. But first, the basics. “Storify lets you curate social networks to build social stories, bringing ...

ASNE and Missouri School of Journalism develop unique training resources for high schools

ASNE and Missouri School of Journalism develop unique training resources for high schools

April 6, 2016

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By Ashley Szatala The American Society of News Editors collaborated with Missouri School of Journalism faculty and staff to develop journalism training resources for secondary-school teachers and students. “Both the novice and experienced journalism teacher can take their student media program...

Journalists can employ alternatives to the inverted pyramid lede in storytelling

April 5, 2016

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The inverted pyramid is the tried and true structure for news articles for decades, but journalists may turn to other storytelling alternatives in feature articles. “The inverted pyramid was originally designed for the way a telegraph transmits stories, but became a useful mechanism for delivering...