Montana Journalism Education Association

  • Mentoring resources available
  • Crossing the Divide: An amazing journalism project
  • Dallas convention set for Nov. 16-19
  • Registration open for fall JEA convention in Dallas
  • Yearbooks distributed, sold throughout the state

The SPLC's Q&A regarding copyright and fair use is a good reminder for all journalism advisers and students at the start of the school year.   Q: Can we copy and publish material that we find through an online search engine like Google Images? A: The fact that material is available and easily copied on a website does not lessen its copyright protection. The best practice is always to get consent (and if you can’t, consider creating your own alternative). You may be able to m...

The New York Times BY ANERI PATTANI JULY 11, 2017 Aneri Pattani, a recent graduate of Northeastern University, is the winner of Nicholas Kristof’s annual win-a-trip contest. She traveled with the New York Times reporter to Liberia. When Nick Kristof announced back in February that I had won his Win-A-Trip contest, the first thing most of my friends said to me was congratulations, almost immediately followed by requests for the inside take on how a Times columnist gathers material. I d... Christina Geabhart, MJE, journalism adviser at Oak Park High School, KC, Mo. • July 10, 2017  I have heard of teachers who have had a lot of success with three-day or five-day boot camps, workshops, etc. with their incoming staffs preparing for the new year through ice breaker games, skill building and work exercises. Those are, I’m sure, spectacular for many schools. However, multi-day events don’t work for everyone. These days, there’s more and mor...

Journalists as storytellers
"You don't have anything if you don't have the stories." --Leslie Marmon Silko, Ceremony
Newspaper binding preserves your school’s history

May 21, 2017

About seven years ago I took a look around my classroom and realized that the newspaper copies dating back to when our school opened in 1965 were stuffed haphazardly in file...

The downward slope

April 3, 2017

Now that the UM Journalism Day has come and gone, advisers across the state are preparing for the release of their yearbooks and the writing and designing of final newspaper...

With the new year comes a renewed sense of purpose

January 2, 2017

MEA offers chance to connect

October 26, 2016

Missing the days of camaraderie and fellowship

October 2, 2016

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A note from UM Journalism Dean Larry Abramson
“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." Larry Abramson Dean, University of Montana School of Journalism
Mentoring resources available

November 1, 2017

Mentoring Matters Fall 2017 Mentor Brochure 2017...

Learning with the NEW YORK TIMES

October 14, 2017

The New York Times is a fantastic resource for teachers in all subject areas. They offer a free eEdition classroom subscription --  students can check out the coverage and...

Crossing the Divide: An amazing journalism project

October 14, 2017

"Crossing the Divide" is a cross-country reporting road trip, exploring issues that divide us and stories that unite us. It is a project of WGBH and The GroundTruth Proje...

Adviser Update: Fall 2017

October 1, 2017

Adviser Update is a digital magazine published by the Dow Jones News Fund for high school educators, college professors, professional journalists and others interested in...

Using CNN10 in the classroom

September 26, 2017

News & Media Literacy — Curriculum and Lessons

July 12, 2017

Six Principles of News Literacy

July 12, 2017

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September 26, 2017

October 16, 2016  asked six women, ranging in age from 24 to 58, what life lessons their time on a yearbook staff taught them. Their honest and enlightening answers are ones...

Richard Ecke, Great Falls Tribune (retired)

January 22, 2016

Don’t go into journalism for the pay; the compensation alone probably doesn’t overcome the aggravation journalists face every day. Don’t go into journalism for t...

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