Why conventions matter, and why NASSP approves of national conventions

November 21, 2011
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...

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

November 21, 2011
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 ...

…and the truth shall set you free

Terry Thrash Nelson
November 20, 2011
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Editor's note: Instead of covering the news, she became the news. The school board members who had fired her were not reelected the next year, and the new school board -- at their very first meeting -- fired the superintendent, the principal and assistant superintendent.  BOSTON -- When Linda Waller, deput...

Tom French’s postscript to Angels and Demons

November 15, 2011
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UPDATE: Tom French's postscript to Angels and Demons:  http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/article1201925.ece Watching Oba Chandler die brings relief, but no justice for tormented husband and father - St. Peter www.tampabay.com STARKE — Hal Rogers felt no need to watch ...

Interview with Towley Award winner Steve O’Donaghue

November 4, 2011
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Steve O'Donoghue is the 2011 winner of the Journalism Education Association's Carl Towley award -- the highest honor the organization bestows. The award is presented to a member whose work is unusually beneficial and of superior value to the national organization and to scholastic journalism as a whole. CL...

Speaker/Volunteer Form

September 28, 2011
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...

The Palo Alto High School Journalism Experience

September 25, 2011
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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, 2011
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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....

Harrower offers online crash course in newspaper layout basics

September 19, 2011
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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, 2011
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      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...

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