Monthly archive January, 2010

President Obama and the First Lady honor mentors of students during National Mentoring Month

by Linda Barrington JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair The month’s almost over and I just found out that January is National Mentoring Month. In fact, President Obama and the First Lady held a press conference on Jan. 20 to honor mentors and mentees. (Text of their address is at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-and-first-lady-honor-national-mentoring-month) The focus of their remarks was...

Rick Brown shares his photos of Washington from the JEA/NSPA convention

Editor’s note: California mentor Rick Brown shares some of the photographs he took in Washington, D.C., when attending the JEA/NSPA convention last November. He thought we’d all enjoy these reminders of some of the view we may have had when we weren’t attending sessions. Rick is a photography instructor at Sierra College. Thanks to Rick for...

California poised to pass legislation to protect student press rights in public charter schools

by Konnie Krislock California Mentor Adviser of Evolution OCHSA Only four months after the student newspaper at Orange County High School of the Arts was censored by administrators and publication was halted, SB438, amending the California Educaiton Code 48907 to include public charter shcools, passed the state sentate on Monday (Jan. 25) and is on...

Job announcement posted for new JEA executive director

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair It’s hard to imagine JEA without Linda Puntney at the helm. But she will be retiring at the end of the academic year — and then spending a month helping train the new executive director. But who will that new executive director be? The job announcement has just...

Steve O’Donoghue steps off Mentoring Committee to devote time to McCormick Foundation program in LA

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Steve was right there at the start of the idea of the JEA mentoring program. At the Scholastic Press Association roundtable at the JEA/NSPA convention in Denver, he and California colleague Nick Ferentinos discussed their mentoring efforts for new journalism teachers in California. Others, including Linda Barrington (Wisconsin)...

Kansas State will be posting announcement for faculty position for JEA executive director; Linda Puntney will retire in July

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Incorporating new technology — especially blogging — into the curriculum was the focus of three sessions at the AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division midwinter meeting at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg. Nick, Judy and I from the mentoring program are here, along with our colleagues from JEA. If...

Here’s how to order preview copies and class sets of Scholastic Journalism

[Editor’s note: We asked Chris Hegg, the Wiley Publishing rep who provided us with copies of Scholastic Journalism, to explain how mentors and mentees can order preview copies of the book.] by Chris Hegg 1. Mentors and Mentees can go to www.wiley.com to get information but first must enter ‘scholastic journalism’ in the search field.  This...