Montana Journalism Education Association

  • 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
  • UM High School Journalism Day

SPLC: Know Your Rights: Copyright and Fair Use

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...

Northeastern grad’s top 5 reporting lessons from Liberia

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...

Three hours recharges your program

Schooljournalism.org 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

Newspaper binding preserves your school’s history

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...

May 21, 2017

The downward slope

The downward slope

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...

April 3, 2017

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
Learning with the NEW YORK TIMES

Learning with the NEW YORK TIMES

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...

October 14, 2017

Crossing the Divide: An amazing journalism project

Crossing the Divide: An amazing journalism project

"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...

October 14, 2017

Adviser Update: Fall 2017

Adviser Update: Fall 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...

October 1, 2017

Using CNN10 in the classroom

Getting students to read or watch the news and stay informed can be difficult, but CNN provides a daily newscast designed specifically for teens -- CNN10. It is a good resource...

September 26, 2017

News & Media Literacy — Curriculum and Lessons

July 12, 2017

Six Principles of News Literacy

July 12, 2017

Dow Jones News Fund announces new web site

April 10, 2017

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The story behind COMIC SANS – video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l4sCaw71NE

September 26, 2017

Life Lessons Thanks to Yearbook

SchoolJournalism.org  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...

October 16, 2016

TO: Potential Journalism Students

Richard Ecke, Great Falls Tribune (retired)

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...

January 22, 2016

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Montana's high school journalists in action