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

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

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

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

Advice for our Students

November 25, 2016

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

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

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...

Life Lessons Thanks to Yearbook

October 17, 2016

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

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

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

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...