Navigate your way to great stories and photos with story planners

Navigate your way to great stories and photos with story planners

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor
March 26
Filed under BOOKS, BOOKSHELF, LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOJOURNALISM, STUDENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, TOP STORIES, Uncategorized, WRITING, YEARBOOK

It's all about the story, whether in words or photos. The trick is learning how to plan, gather and structure a story for your newspaper, yearbook, website or newscast. The purpose of the new Story Navigator planner forms is to lay everything on the table where you can work with it to plan the best...

Advertising A-Z: A practical guide for high school publications

Advertising A-Z: A practical guide for high school publications

March 22
Filed under ADVERTISING, HANDOUTS, LEARNING CENTER, LIBRARY, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, YEARBOOK

Advertising A-Z: A practial guide for high school publications, created by Oregon advisers Rob Melton and Sunny Stautz, includes everything you need -- all the forms to start your own advertising and business departments, plus a handy how-to-do-it guide with plenty of tips. Sunny remembers vividly t...

First Things First: Using the newspaper to teach the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment

First Things First: Using the newspaper to teach the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor
March 19
Filed under ADVISERS, HANDOUTS, LEARNING CENTER, LIBRARY, PRESS LAW, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

The reason for integrating newspapers into the curriculum is to acquaint students with various types of expository texts. These lessons help students analyze historical documents and synthesize them with issues involving the First Amendment. View First Things First or download it in PDF format here. To facilitate learning, this...

April 9 is entry deadline for Student Media Ohh-lympics

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor
March 18
Filed under CONTESTS, STUDENT MEDIA OLYMPICS, Uncategorized

Make sure your journalism students receive the statewide recognition they deserve. It's time to enter your staff's best work of the year in the 2014 Student Media O-lympics. Review your newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, videos, podcasts, and websites for your best journalistic work this year and mai...

Mary Beth Tinker talks about free speech, civics education with students

Mary Beth Tinker talks about free speech, civics education with students

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor
March 14
Filed under FIRST AMENDMENT, PRESS LAW, SPOTLIGHT, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, WORKSHOPS

Mary Beth Tinker, the plaintiff in the landmark ACLU case Tinker v. Des Moines that established free expression rights for students and teachers in schools, discussed her case with  more than 120 students and their teachers this morning in Portland at the UO Portland Center. Mary Beth discussed her case...

About Oregon JEA

March 13
Filed under ADVISERS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

The Oregon Journalism Education Association is an organization whose primary goal is to support journalism teachers and publications advisers throughout the state. Regular membership is open to advisers and instructors at both public and private secondary schools, community colleges or schools and...

Dive Into Digital Photojournalism Workshop this Saturday in Portland

Dive Into Digital Photojournalism Workshop this Saturday in Portland

March 13
Filed under PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOJOURNALISM, SPOTLIGHT, Uncategorized, WORKSHOPS

Open to all Northwest Scholastic Press high and middle school photographers, the workshop includes a morning session on digital photography, an afternoon "city assignment," and an award ceremony. Students will utilize the School of Journalism and Communication's computer labs to select and edit their...

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