Monthly archive November, 2013

Linda Barrington receives Carl Towley Award; promotes value of JEA Mentoring Program

Linda Barrington received the Carl Towley Award at the JEA/NSPA convention in Boston. The award is JEA’s highest honor and is presented to a JEA member whose work is “unusually beneficial and of superior value to the national JEA and to scholastic journalism,” as the JEA website explains. Linda has contributed to scholastic journalism in...

Tinker Tour puts a face on landmark Supreme Court decision regarding student First Amendment rights

by Linda Barrington JEA Mentor Committee co-chair JEA Wisconsin mentor High school students met Mary Beth Tinker, one of the three people who filed the lawsuit resulting in the Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) Supreme Court decision, affirming students’ First Amendment right to express their opinions in school. These student journalists hadn’t yet been born...

Leadership for students and teachers promoted by high school media programs

by Jess Young Newspaper and yearbook adviser Orange Glen High School, Escondido, Calif. “Graduated” JEA mentee A good teacher never takes the mouse. That was the mantra instilled in my by my high school journalism teacher, Gwen Bartlett. At the time, it was an annoying little chant that she called into our newspaper room, from...