Monthly archive April, 2013

Mentor Forum in San Francisco

The mentor forum is underway in San Francisco and we started the morning off with a discussion of technology — specifically touch screen technology. We looked at several apps that mentors could use both for themselves and share with their mentees. Apps such as GarageBand on the iPad, Scancam, Hello Sign, iMotion HD and more....

Mentoring Matters provides insights into Mentoring Program and financial challenges for program

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentor Committee co-chair The latest issue of JEA Mentoring Matters is available — Mentoring_Matters_Spring 2013 JEA Mentoring Matters is published twice a year to coincide with the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association conventions. The spring JEA/NSPA convention is in San Francisco, April 25-28. Thanks to Linda Barrington for another informative...

Mary Beth Tinker plans ‘Tinker Tour’ as pep rally for First Amendment

by Don Corrigan Professor, Webster University AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division member Mary Beth Tinker was 13 years old in 1965 when she and her brother wore black armbands to school in Des Moines to protest the Vietnam War. Tinker and several other students were thrown out of school –- resulting in a First Amendment lawsuit on ...

25th anniversary of Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier ruling inspires efforts to promote student journalists’ First Amendment rights

[Editor’s note: The Journalism Education Association Board is voting on a motion to  support the AEJMC Resolution discussed in this post. The deadline for voting is April 16.] by Don Corrigan Professor, Webster University AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division member This year marks a sad anniversary year for high school newspaper advisers and their students. For 25...

Create your own music with GarageBand to avoid copyright violations

by Judy Robinson JEA Mentor Committee member Mentoring Monday A yearbook adviser asked her JEA mentor if the yearbook could include music as part of the yearbook’s online content. All published music is copyrighted, and using it is a copyright violation. It’s also a copyright violation to do a remix, i.e., take a popular song...

SIPA and JEA Quiz Bowls supported by JEA mentor

Editor’s note: When I attended the Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA) convention in March, one of the big topics of discussion was the SIPA Quiz Bowl. JEA Mentor Marilyn Chapman is the moderator for the event. The event is such a success that JEA Board member Brenda Gorsuch proposed holding a JEA Quiz Bowl at...