On April 10 at C. M. Russell High School in Great Falls, Montana Newspaper Association Executive Director Jim Rickman presented yearbook editor in chief Terryn Premo with a $1,000 college scholarship in honor of her being names the Montana High School Journalist of the Year. Premo will attend MSU-Bozeman...
MNA Executive Director Jim Rickman presents Terryn Premo with a $1,000 scholarship.
Senior Terryn Premo of C. M. Russell High School in Great Falls has been named the Montana High School Journalist of the Year. Premo is the editor in chief of The Russellog yearbook and has been involved in the journalism department for four years. She will attend MSU Bozeman to major in graphic design.
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The SchoolJournalism .org web site -- created by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association -- offers some solid lesson plans and information that teachers and students can share while discussing fake news. Topics include:
~ What is Fake News? How to spot it and what you can do to stop it. ~...
“Good journalism education prepares students for the workforce, because it gets them into the world. Few other majors offer the hands-on experience that a good journalism school like ours can provide. Our students leave this place with a portfolio of work, and with connections in the community. This is a great time to get into our profession, because producers of good content have more independence than ever. Students can reach an audience almost immediately—they don’t need to wait for some big publisher to give them permission. Digital tools allow everyone to have a studio on their laptop. Students have a lot of freedom, and our school encourages them to run with that independence."
Dean, University of Montana School of Journalism
Deadline: May 3
Multiple surveys and studies have shown that Americans remain unaware of the five freedoms the First Amendment guarantees. When more Americans can name characters from an anim...
The PDF here is simply a copy of the results that were announced on March 31 at UM. The full comments are not included on these sheets I was given, but as soon as UM sends the electronic version with full comments I will...
If you are a member of the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and keep up with the ListServ, no doubt you have seen many camps across the country sharing information, dates and costs. There are newspaper, yearbook, adviser-only,...
The Journalism Education Association's Adviser Institute is slated for July 10-13 in Las Vegas.
JEA’s Advisers Institute brings journalism teachers from across the country together for a week of adviser-specific training and networking.
Regardless of your experience level or the type of publications you advise, the Journalism Education Association Advisers Institute has programming specifically for you:
differentiated instruction strategies, technology in the classroom, subject-specific professional learning community participation, curriculum alignment to state and national standards,
essential learner outcomes in a 21st-century classroom, media literacy, ethical journalism
best practices in creating formative and summative assessment tools, preparation and testing for Certified Journalism Educator and Master Journalism Educator status, and a day-long, hands-on storytelling experience.
For info, visit:
ADVISERS: Material wanted
Please consider sending PHOTOGRAPHS of your students at work in your classroom and throughout your community to Beth Britton for the MJEA web site. Also, if you have any LESSON plans or TIPS -- or an OPINION piece -- we would be interested in sharing those on the site. Also send LINKS or PDFs for your publication and they will be posted. You can e-mail material to:
These are just some of the journalism-related films that work well in high school journalism classsrooms:
* Shattered Glass
* American Photography: A Century of Images
* Big Dream, Small Screen
* Good Night, and Good Luck
* National Geographic: The Photographers
* All the President's Men
* War Photographer
* Absence of Malice
* Half Past Autumn - The Life and Works of Gordon Parks
* Art & Copy (PBS)
* The Paper
* Jailed for Their Words (UM J School)