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Digital resources from Mentor Forum

Digital resources from Mentor Forum

Mary Anne’s Top Digital Resources JEA Digital Media: This incredible resource offers one-stop shopping for all things media curated by JEA’s Digital Media Committee. National Scholastic Press Association and of course JEA connects student journalists through critiques, competitions and conventions. Student Press Law Center is the best source of information on student press rights, censorship...

Pacemaker finalists featured

Colorado mentor Shelia Jones has shared some good news about her mentee Hannah Shapiro, of Eagle Valley High, Gypsum, Colorado. After Shapiro’s broadcast video kids were named finalists for a Pacemaker they were featured in an article in the Vail Daily September 19. The article quoted Shapiro saying, “It’s the scholastic Pulitzer Prize.” The article...

Mentee named Rising Star, Pennsylvania Journalism Teacher of Year

Kate Plows, CJE,  art and journalism adviser at Malvern (PA) Preparatory School has been twice honored recently, earning both JEA’s Rising Star Award and as the 2017 Pennsylvania Journalism Teacher of the Year. Plows advises The Blackfriar Chronicle, and the digital publication, The Friar’s Lantern at the Malvern, Pennsylvania school. Plows, in her 14th year...
New class of Mentors trained at Advisers Institute

New class of Mentors trained at Advisers Institute

         

Former mentor named Journalism Educator of Year

Youth Journalism International of West Hartford, Connecticut has named Mentor Konnie Krislock, of Newport Coast, California, as Educator of the Year. Konnie wrote about this honor, “I have always been an admirer of the Pete Carroll theory on competing; ‘Finish Strong,’ he challenges.” In her final year teaching journalism, she is proud to have done...
KEMPA publications win $2,000 grants from Evjue Foundation

KEMPA publications win $2,000 grants from Evjue Foundation

  The Norse Star, Stoughton High School’s student newspaper, and The Prowl, Belleville High School’s student newspaper, each received a grant in the amount of $2,000 from The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times, on May 12, 2017. The Norse Star staff will use these funds for registration fees for 18...

Oregon mentee named Rookie Media Adviser of Year

Heather Treanor, mentee and media adviser at Estacada High School, in Estacada, Oregon, has received the 2017 Oregon Rookie Media Adviser of the Year. She has reestablished the print and on-line paper, expanded the yearbook and doubled the number of students in the program. She has defended her students’ press rights several times. According to...
Stump the Mentor at Seattle's Mentor Forum

Stump the Mentor at Seattle’s Mentor Forum

Mentors share experiences in “Stump the Mentor” In a part of their morning session at the Mentor Forum in Seattle, mentors were asked to share situations that were particularly challenging. Here are some of those, and notes of the discussion that followed: How and when do we give First Amendment Advice? Make sure you have...
Starting From Scratch: Mentees help students launch new publication

Starting From Scratch: Mentees help students launch new publication

By Elizabeth Miller Today is March 5. Issue 5 of The Prowl goes to print this Thursday. It’s truly incredible that alongside 18 students, we’ve designed something that didn’t exist six months ago. Now we’re busy promoting our crosslisted newspaper production class (English and business and marketing departments) ahead of Belleville High School’s scheduling day in mid-March, and we just returned from a professionally...