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...

RJI Fellowship project helps financially disadvantaged high school students make their way to college

February 5, 2016

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Tad Bartimus learned firsthand nearly twenty years ago how a mentor could change a student’s outlook on writing. After a successful career as an award-winning journalist, Bartimus and her husband, Dean Wariner, moved moved to Hana, Hawaii, in 1996. While there, an English teacher asked Bartim...

MUJW gears up to host its 46th annual workshop this summer

February 3, 2016

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High school students have the opportunity to delve into the world of journalism at the 46th annual Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop this summer at the Missouri School of Journalism. In 1971, Dr. Robert Knight created the workshop, which has turned into one of the longest-running workshops in the...

Journalist’s Resource gives reporters a look at the news through a research lens

January 22, 2016

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As journalism evolves, it is no longer enough for journalists to just describe what they learn from interviews and observation. Journalists must now delve into research and incorporate data into stories. Information from research can help journalists ask sources more in-depth questions and examine ...

USC Student Voice Project working to make journalism education part of English curriculum in all schools

January 19, 2016

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The need for news literacy in schools has never been more important and journalism participation has been shown to foster students’ development of media and news literacy skills. The Student Voice Project understood the need for news literacy in schools and decided to change something. In October...