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...

Missouri journalism students will give a “can’t miss” presentation on developing a social media voice at upcoming JEA/NSPA Convention

March 29, 2016

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Many journalism students around the country are counting down the days until the JEA/NSPA Convention kicks off in Los Angeles. Among them are Sara Higginbotham and Devan Collins. The two Missouri School of Journalism students are set to give a presentation on social media best practices for high school...

Student journalists pack their bags for sunny California in anticipation of the JEA/NSPA convention

March 18, 2016

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Nearly 4,000 students journalists will convene on the city of Los Angeles from April 14-17 for the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention. Held since 1973, the National High School Journalism Convention is a semiannual gathering of high school journalists and advisers co-sponsore...

Summer workshops offer more learning opportunities for student journalists and teachers

March 8, 2016

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School may soon be out for summer, but there are plenty of opportunities for students and teachers to enhance their journalism skills in the summer months. Every summer, many programs are held at the state and regional level by state scholastic press associations and universities. Here’s a rundown...

Celebrate Scholastic Journalism Week and enter essay contest!

February 19, 2016

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Throughout this week, journalism students across the country are participating in the Journalism Education Association's Scholastic Journalism Week to showcase the benefits of scholastic journalism. “Journalism courses teach students to research thoroughly and relentlessly, think critically and a...

President’s Day offers a chance to examine First Amendment

February 12, 2016

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Originally established in honor of George Washington’s birthday, President’s Day now celebrates all United States presidents, past and present. President’s Day offers teachers and students a chance discuss and reflect on the First Amendment. The examination of the First Amendment is essential to...

Smartphones transform the way journalists incorporate video into stories

February 8, 2016

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Journalists around the world are using smartphones and other mobile connected devices to tell stories in new and different ways. Professional journalists are increasingly using smartphone technology to shoot and edit video for their stories. We’ve compiled some shooting and editing tips from Judd...