Good Ideas Start Long Before Brainstorming: Overview and Rationale

Kimberly Reese, Kaneland High School, Maple Park, Illinois

July 23, 2017

Journalism students need to recognize generating story ideas is more than a brainstorming activity; it is a way of observing the world they live in. An effective story begins with a well-planned idea. Goals for Underst...

Staff Organization and Management

June 30, 2017

Journalism teachers face many challenges, but one of the greatest is organizing and managing the classroom and student assignments. Below teachers will find resources for recruiting staff, organizing beats and assignments, creating...

Teaching All the President’s Men to a New Generation

Leigh Kolb, English and Journalism Instructor at East Central College

May 31, 2017

In my news writing course, much of our focus is on interviewing, grammar and AP style. It's more of a skill-and-drill class than any of my other courses, and I sometimes struggle with stimulating or maintaining student passion...