Montana Journalism Education Association

The downward slope

The downward slope

April 3, 2017

With the new year comes a renewed sense of purpose

January 2, 2017

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I have always hated the idea of making New Year's resolutions. I figure that if there is a change needed, one should just do his or her best to make it happen -- no matter the date on the calendar. However, I will admit that this...

MEA offers chance to connect

October 26, 2016

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It was really nice getting to Helena for the day last week. The MEA annual workshops always offer something I am looking for, and I was happy to meet some journalism advisers from towns including Sidney, Fort Benton, Froid and...

Missing the days of camaraderie and fellowship

Beth Britton, C. M. Russell High School

October 2, 2016

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Oh, how I miss the days when I taught freshman and senior English, those days when I got together daily or even just weekly with the other professionals in my building and district who taught the same subjects and could relate...

New beginnings bring stress, excitement

Beth Britton

August 29, 2016

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Each year at this time my feelings and emotions are a mixture of excitement, stress and worry. When I think of all that I do throughout the year for yearbook, newspaper, intro to journalism classes, online and the myriad of Homecoming...

Sentinel HS’s Jenn Keintz shares STEM Journalism project

April 22, 2016

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Jennifer Keintz of Sentinel High School in Missoula has shared her web site for her STEM/Journalism project. I know this has taken much work -- blood, sweat and tears -- on her part, and I encourage everyone to take a look at...

A successful gathering

Beth Britton

April 15, 2016

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Looking back on UM J-Day yesterday, I am thankful that I was able to spend even a little time with other advisers from throughout the state. So often I feel isolated in this profession because no one else in the building -- or...

The spring in my step

Beth Britton

April 6, 2016

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The yearbook has been put to bed. Yes! The newspaper has only two regular issues and the senior graduation magazine left. Yippee! My introduction to journalism students have completed their newspaper and yearbook projects. Whew! As...

J-Day one month away

March 9, 2016

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It is hard for me to believe that this school year is passing by so quickly, and the annual University of Montana High School Journalism Day is just over a month away. I look forward to getting together with advisers on April...

UM Day/contest/membership information to be mailed

January 20, 2016

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Information regarding the 2015-2016 high school journalism contest, MJEA membership and UM's journalism day in April will be mailed to Montana journalism advisers in mid-February. We are currently working with UM to iron out details...

Merry Christmas and Happy 2016

December 14, 2015

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As I struggle to get my yearbook and newspaper students through a couple of huge deadlines this week, I wanted to take a moment to wish all of Montana's journalism educators a well-deserved rest and relaxing holiday with family...

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