Montana Journalism Education Association

The midway point


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Well, about 160 pages of the 292-page book are done, and now that semester #1 finals are just two weeks away, I can see that the yearbook staff is well on its way to finding success with this 2018 book. Honestly, it makes me tired to think about the amount of work left to do, but the students never fail to surprise me with their work and creativity. As I juggle advising duties for yearbook, newspaper and the web site, I realize that I am looking for some sort of rejuvenation this coming summer. I have never been to the JEA Advisers Institute, and I may check it out in July. July in Las Vegas, however, is not my idea of fun. I actually don’t mind the below zero weather we have been experiencing on the east slope of the Rockies this week. Too bad they don’t hold it in Juneau or Anchorage.

I have been to great workshops (both with and without students) at the University of Texas, the University of Iowa, and in St. Louis, Springfield, Mo., Spokane and Tacoma. It’s time to start planning. Sigh. If anyone has any suggestions for great summer workshops, let me know, and if you have any questions about the workshops in which I have participated, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Have a wonderful second half of your school year. Happy 2018!

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The midway point