What would you tell others about Fall Press Day?

November 29
Filed under FALL PRESS DAY, Uncategorized

My students came back with a better understanding of their publications and a broader view of life. FPD is a clear testimony to the power of reporting in every format. 11/10/2011 6:53 AM If you've never been, go. If you've been, then you know how excellent it is. 11/7/2011 4:04 PM Definit...

Don’t cut corners on ads for mobile, it’s a unique medium

November 29
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

This short article emphasizes the need to consider mobile content from the user's point of view. Simply moving iPad content, or web content, to mobile is not good enough. It's a different medium, says the author. To read full article, click here:  Don't Cut Corners on Ads for Mobile, It's a Unique Medium ...

Don’t Cut Corners on Ads for Mobile, It’s a Unique Medium | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology – Advertising Age

November 29
Filed under NEWS CLIPS, Uncategorized

Don't Cut Corners on Ads for Mobile, It's a Unique Medium | DigitalNext: A Blog on Emerging Media and Technology - Advertising Age....

Story of tweeting teen who upset Kansas governor — telling the story with new social media app Storify

November 29
Filed under LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, PRESS RELEASE, SOCIAL MEDIA, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, Uncategorized

Newspaper columnist Suzanne Tobias of the Wichita (Kansas) Eagle used new social media app Storify to chronicle the tweet heard around the world from a twittering teen on a field trip to the state's capital. For a look at two different ways the newspaper presented the story, here is the link to the news...

AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME — Marshfield H.S. journalism shines at national convention

November 23
Filed under NATIONAL CONVENTIONS, NEWS, Uncategorized

Congratulations to Marshfield Times, Coos Bay, Ore., taking fourth place in nation Best of Show for newspapers at the JEA/NSPA national convention held in Minneapolis, Minn last weekend. In addition, three students received awards in the competitive national write-off competition. Two of those students...

Elimination of programs poses threat to scholastic journalism, and what you can do to stop it today

November 22
Filed under ADVISERS, CTE, LEARNING CENTER, LIBRARY, MENTOR TRAINING, NEWS, NEWSPAPER, Uncategorized, YEARBOOK

Scholastic Journalism Institute White Paper on Threats to Scholastic Journalism Programs Click here: http://thinksji.org/threats-initiative/ti-white-paper/ Among the current threats to journalism in the schools—censorship, lack of advanced academic credit, pressure from high stakes testing—the...

Why conventions matter, and why NASSP approves of national conventions

November 21
Filed under ADVISERS, CONFERENCES, FALL PRESS DAY, JEA, JOURNALISM EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, MEMBERSHIP, NATIONAL CONVENTIONS, NEWSPAPER, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, YEARBOOK

WHY CONVENTIONS MATTER A quick resource in support of national journalism conventions and their impact on teachers, students Journalism Education Association (JEA) and National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) conventions serve the educational program by providing opportunities beyond those available...

JEA board adopts new logo; emphasizes core values, mission, commissions

November 21
Filed under JEA, NATIONAL CONVENTIONS, Uncategorized

After a fall semester of work by designer Norman Mallard and committee chair and JEA Vice President Sarah Nichols, the JEA Board approved a new logo at its meeting in Minneapolis. Check out the presentation made at the board meeting, which does an excellent job of walking through key design issues a...

Aaron Manfull’s speech accepting the 2011 Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Teacher of the Year Honor

November 21
Filed under JEA, NATIONAL CONVENTIONS, Uncategorized

Editor's note: You can view the slideshow that accompanied Aaron's speech at http://thenext26.com/aaron-manfulls-speech-accepting-the-2011-dow-jones-news-fund-teacher-of-the-year-honor/) The following is a transcripts of the speech that Aaron Manfull gave when launching theNext26.com and accepting the 2011 Dow Jones News Fund Journalism Tea...

Get together with advisers who live or work near you and start a conversation

November 21
Filed under ADVISERS, MEMBERSHIP, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, VOLUNTEER, WORKSHOPS

Aaron Manfull, the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Teacher of the Year for 2011, speaking to advisers at a luncheon at the national journalism convention, challenged high school advisers to strengthen journalism programs through sharing, in just 26 ... days, weeks, hours or minutes at a time. With that, he ...

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