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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, 2014


Filed under BOOKS, BOOKSHELF, LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTOJOURNALISM, STUDENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, WRITING, YEARBOOK

By Rob Melton 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...

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

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

March 22, 2014


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

By Rob Melton 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 r...

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, 2014


Filed under ADVISERS, HANDOUTS, LEARNING CENTER, LIBRARY, PRESS LAW, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

By Rob Melton 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 These lessons help students analyze historical documents and synthesize them with issues involving the First Amendment.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 P...

About Oregon JEA

March 13, 2014


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...

Mary Beth Tinker to speak on student rights at ACLU Oregon meeting March 13 in Portland

Mary Beth Tinker to speak on student rights at ACLU Oregon meeting March 13 in Portland

February 26, 2014


Filed under FIRST AMENDMENT, PRESS RELEASE, STUDENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

Date: 03/13/2014 - 5:00pm Location: Tonkon Torp, 888 SW Fifth Ave, 16th Floor, Portland Mary Beth Tinker was the plaintiff in the landmark ACLU case that established free expression rights for students and teachers in schools, Tinker v. Des Moines. Mary Beth will discuss her case, the ri...

Interviews to Make Grandma Blush

Interviews to Make Grandma Blush

Dan Close

December 4, 2013


Filed under JEA, STUDENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

With 40 popping fresh ideas to consider when asking questions by Dan Close (reprinted from the 47th edition of the JEA magazine) You know the drill: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? A few follow-up questions. Write a routine story. Yawn. It does not have to be that way for you and your rea...

Make your own free press passes with this one free website

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

September 12, 2013


Filed under LEARNING CENTER, LESSONS, LIBRARY, STAFF, STUDENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

By Rob Melton "You do not need to ask permission from anyone to be a journalist," explains the Periodical Publishers Association. "It is sometimes useful, however, to be able to identify yourself as a journalist when needed." To this end, journalistic agencies issue press cards to their reporters, c...

A story well told about an inspiring teacher, his students, and his family

A story well told about an inspiring teacher, his students, and his family

Rob Melton, Editor

August 8, 2013


Filed under STUDENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, WORKSHOPS, WRITING

By Rob Melton This New York Times video story reveals the power of personal stories. Jon Franklin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and professor, wrote about the process of finding the best character to tell the story in his groundbreaking book "Writing For Story."  The Dramatic Outline...

Get up to speed fast with online stylebook and staff manual

Get up to speed fast with online stylebook and staff manual

June 4, 2013


Filed under LEARNING CENTER, LIBRARY, STUDENTS, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized, WRITING

<strong>By Rob Melton</strong> The online News Writer's Handbook serves up publications rules and guidelines for news writers, editors, photographers and designers. It's also a great teaching tool for new staff members to get up to speed. Best of all, it's free. Teachers and students have permiss...

2012 NWSP letter to Bronco Blaze Staff…

November 10, 2012


Filed under ADVISERS, NW PERSPECTIVE, PRESS LAW, STUDENT PRESS LAW CENTER, TEACHERS & ADVISERS, Uncategorized

Dear Bronco Blaze staff: Thank you for your recent questions regarding Oregon's Student Free Expression Law. I have been following events at your school closely. I was also the one to post the stories on the Northwest Scholastic Press blog (nwscholasticpress.org). In the process of doing that, I have also contacted the Stu...

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