Montana Journalism Education Association

  • Registration open for fall JEA convention in Dallas
  • Yearbooks distributed, sold throughout the state
  • UM High School Journalism Day
  • MNA’s Jim Rickman presents JOY scholarship
  • Students, advisers attend UM Journalism Day March 31

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...

COMMENTARY vs. JOURNALISM: Are journalists biased?

Michelle Turner, Washington High School, Washington, MO JEA 2016 Broadcast Adviser of the Year • July 23, 2017  A recent poll by Gallup reports that 62 percent of Americans believe journalists are biased in the arena of politics. The majority of those polled feel journalists favor Democrats in their reporting.   This isn’t a shocker. Poll after poll has similar results: Americans believe journalists are biased and weave a web of fabricated tales. Where did we go wrong? R...

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

News & Media Literacy — Curriculum and Lessons

Visit the school journalism.org site for many helpful lessons and ideas for your use in the upcoming school year!   http://www.schooljournalism.org/model-news-literacy-curriculum/

July 12, 2017

Six Principles of News Literacy

Check out the updated resources from school journalism.org -- some great information/lessons about news literacy.   http://www.schooljournalism.org/news-literacy-overview/

July 12, 2017

New issue of Adviser Update now online

New issue of Adviser Update now online

The new issue of Adviser Update features Emily Smith's blow-by-blow breakdown of her students' relentless reporting on a principal with questionable credentials. You will...

May 21, 2017

Dow Jones News Fund announces new web site

https://dowjonesnewsfund.org/

April 10, 2017

NSPA announces online pacemaker winners

April 10, 2017

Columbia Scholastic Press Association announces top awards

March 21, 2017

SchoolJournalism.org site a helpful tool

SchoolJournalism.org site a helpful tool

January 2, 2017

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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, Viewpoints and Engagement Editor, Great Falls Tribune

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