Monthly archive March, 2013

7 strategies to recruit students to join your student media program

The success of next year’s media program is based in large part on what you’re doing now to recruit the staff for next year. Here is advice from long-term adviser and JEA mentor Randy Swikle. by Randy Swikle JEA Mentor, Illinois Mentoring Monday A successful media program is based on a multidimensional, ongoing recruiting process...

SmugMug’s free account for non-profits can mean fundraising opportunities for high school media staffs

by Julie E. Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Good news from our JEA colleague Aaron Manfull, who is chair of the JEA Digital Media Committee. Aaron announced in a JEA Digital Media blog post (and also on the JEA listserv) that SmugMug is offering a free account for non-profit organizations. That’s good news because that...

KEMPA helps support JEA Mentor Program

by Linda Barrington JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Mentoring Monday The Kettle Moraine Press Association hosts its annual Winter Advisers Seminar at a resort in scenic Lake Geneva, Wis.  We offer registration waivers for JEA mentees to encourage their attendance and welcome them into our KEMPA community.  Six mentees from Wisconsin and Illinois, along with three...

SIPA Convention energizes student journalists and advisers and demonstrates benefits of JEA Mentoring Program

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Mentoring Monday JEA Mentoring Committee member Judy Robinson and I were part of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association Convention last weekend in Columbia, S.C. More than 400 students and teachers attended the three-day convention that included workshop sessions,  contests,  the SIPA Quiz Bowl, and awards banquet. In addition...