Speaker/Volunteer Form

September 28
Filed under FALL PRESS DAY, MEMBERSHIP, STUDENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, VOLUNTEER

SPEAKER/VOLUNTEER FORM Many hands make light work, and NWSP’s 26th Annual Fall Press Day is no exception. Got a dynamite presentation? Been told you’re a good speaker? Willing to be a greeter, contest moderator or a judge? Check in speakers and judges? Got a little more time? Email this form to rob...

Seattle schools not liable for student newspaper content

September 28
Filed under PRESS LAW, Uncategorized

In what might be a landmark decision, a Superior Court judge in Washington ruled July 22, 2011, in Sisley v Seattle School District #1, that public high schools are not liable for the content of student-produced newspapers. Student Press Law Center spokesmen have said this ruling is the first to...

SPLC director announces yearbook law web site

September 27
Filed under PRESS LAW, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

In our continuing effort to make sure that the SPLC is offering useful online resources that respond to your needs, we've developed a mini-site, www.yearbooklaw.com, designed to help deal with the growing issue of uncompensated reprinting and reselling of yearbook content. alumni affinity websites ar...

The Palo Alto High School Journalism Experience

September 25
Filed under LEARNING CENTER, LIBRARY, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

Palo Alto High School -- Journalism Experience Highlights from Palo Alto High School's Journalism Program - 2010-11. Dissertation Study Project, Produced by Ed Madison, University of Oregon. We're looking for behind-the-scenes videos about how successful Oregon high school journalism programs ...

Witness to History: The photographers of 9/11

September 25
Filed under LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, PHOTOJOURNALISM, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

Witness To History: The photographers of 911 The story of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York, in the words and images of photographers working that day....

Indiana Principal wins JEA Administrator of Year

September 22
Filed under AWARDS, Uncategorized

by Jack Kennedy JEA Awards Committee Chair It's all too easy to find horror stories on this list about odd, intrusive and often downright illegal interference with the scholastic press. So it's nice to mention Jeff Henderson, of Bloomington High School North, in Indiana, who is JEA's 2011 Administrator...

Harrower offers online crash course in newspaper layout basics

September 19
Filed under LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

Need a crash course in newspaper layout basics? From the imagination of Tim Harrower, author of Newspaper Designer's Handbook and Inside Reporting, comes his first online tutorial — Story Desig:n Step-By-Step, a visual tutorial. For journalism students and advisers new to layout, this online tutorial shows  how...

How much are you worth? A grading system that rewards productivity.

September 18
Filed under LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

      How much are you worth? Think a grading system should help staff members learn that it only counts if it appears on a page, web site, video or podcast? This is a one-quarter evaluation system that will have them scrambling to contribute what makes your publication, webca...

Veterans mentor new advisers throughout the year

September 18
Filed under MENTOR TRAINING, Uncategorized

JEA Mentoring Program Northwest Scholastic Press, Journalism Education Association and Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association have joined forces to provide mentors for new journalism teachers in Oregon — whatever stage of their career they are in. Oregon now has three highly qualified mentors ...

‘J’ for scholstic journalists offers exclusive membership benefits. Is a chapter in your future?

September 15
Filed under JEA, Uncategorized

JEA launches its new student membership organization "J" today, a brand new concept that will expand the JEA membership base by allowing for high school student chapters of JEA. "J" members will pay a $10 annual fee and have access to special materials available only to them, such as exclusive membership...

Moving scholastic journalism in new directions together.