Monthly archive May, 2011

Mentoring Monday: Making that last newspaper deadline at San Joaquin Memorial High School (Fresno, Calif.)

San Joaquin Memorial High School in Fresno has 650 students and is the oldest Catholic high school in California’s central valley. Their principal, Ed Borges, believes in scholastic journalism and has been effective in meeting with other disocese administrators in the area to develop a publications policy that is consistent with California Education Code laws...

Poynter’s NewsU offers online course for high school journalism teachers

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair For journalism teachers — such as our mentees — who are seeking ways to increase their advising skill set, the Poynter Institute’s NewsU is offering an online course that can help. Becoming a More Effective Adviser: Journalism Values and Craft will run for three weeks (July 25 –...

High school journalism teachers can win free class sets of Wall Street Journal

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund will be awarding class sets of The Wall Street Journal for the 2011-2012 school year. High school teachers enter the selection process by submitting a 250-word essay on how they will use the newspapers in their media classes. The deadline for submitting an...

Mentoring Monday — Illinois high school newspaper staff pastes up Senior Edition

Illinois mentor Carol Smith accompanied mentee Sue Fuller and her journalism class to the office of The Villa Grove News, the county newspaper, to prepare the Senior Edition of The Predator, the newspaper of Heritage High School, Broadlands, Ill.  Here’s Smith’s account: The staff produces the other issues of the newspaper with Office Publisher and then prints the...

Mentoring Monday — Alabama mentor part of team that received JEA Diversity Award

JEA mentor Marie Parsons (on left) and Dr. Jennifer Greer, chair of the Department of Journalism at the University of Alabama, 
received the JEA Diversity Award at the JEA/NSPA convention in Anaheim in April for the school’s 28-year-old 
Multicultural Journalism Workshop. Parsons is founding director of the 
workshop. More than 600 high school students interested in journalism have...

Mentoring Matters: Three ways JEA mentors provide assistance to new journalism teachers

Be sure to check out the Spring 2011 edition of Mentoring Matters, the newsletter of the Journalism Education Association Mentoring Program. Mentoring Matters has been published twice a year, beginning in the Fall of 2008, and serves as both an overview to the program and as a snapshot of the program from semester to semester. The...

Mentoring Monday — JEA mentees and their students attend Ohio Scholastic Media Association state convention

The fourth annual Ohio Scholastic Media Association state convention was a time of great celebration for Ohio mentors Wayne and Georgia Dunn and their mentees. Four current or former mentees and some of their staff members attended the two-day workshop which included both day-of and pre-entered contests.  Tim Harrower was the featured speaker and workshop presenter. At...

Teacher Appreciation Week: Four reasons why journalism/media teachers deserve special appreciation

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Those of us who are involved in the JEA Mentoring Program are letting the new journalism teachers involved in our national initiative know that we appreciate them year-round. Here are four reasons that journalism/media teachers deserve special appreciation. 1. Journalism/media teachers are...