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Memorial Day videos and lessons honor soldiers who sacrificed their lives

May 25, 2016

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

Teachers looking for capstone or end-of-the-year projects can send their students to MobileVideoDIY.com. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...