high school media
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...
Mentors at Work:  Focus on Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in Nashville

Mentors at Work: Focus on Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in Nashville

by Joy McCaleb, Tennessee mentor Courtney Schultz is a JEA mentee at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in Nashville, Tenn. She is in her second year of teaching journalism and sponsoring the high school newspaper and her second year in the mentor program. Like many new teachers, she found herself with a new English teaching job and also...
Mentee’s broadcast staff discovers asking good questions is only the first step

Mentee’s broadcast staff discovers asking good questions is only the first step

by Sheila Jones, JEA Mentor, Colorado Student reporters learn several important lessons when they enter a journalism classroom. One of the first is how to ask good questions. This definitely proved true for my JEA mentee Hannah Shapiro’s eight-person crew of broadcast journalists at Eagle Valley High School during Election  Week 2016. That’s when they...
Fall Mentoring Matters newsletter

Fall Mentoring Matters newsletter

The fall 2016 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: Challenges and strategies of long-distance mentoring Mentors go back to class — at the mentor forums at each convention Funders are catalysts for change through Mentor Program Mentees explain what they value about their mentors Meet the newest cadre of mentors Click on this link to download the...
JEA mentors help judge WriteOff entries at Orlando convention

JEA mentors help judge WriteOff entries at Orlando convention

  One of the roles that JEA mentors play at conventions is judging the WriteOff competitions. Here’s a group of the mentors at the WriteOff judging session at the JEA/NSPA convention in Orlando. From left to right: Linda Ballew, Stan Zoeller, Carmen Wendt, Carol Strauss, Linda Barrington and Carol Smith. The WriteOff competitions drew 2,003 entries...

Former mentee leads roundtable discussion at JEA/NSPA convention

Rachel Rauch, former mentee at Homestead High School in Wisconsin, chairs a roundtable discussion for website advisers at the JEA/NSPA convention. Michelle Maynes from Spring Hill High School in Kansas and Matt Laufer from Chicago participated in the discussion. A goal of the JEA Mentoring Program is to help new advisers become confident classroom teachers and...
2015 new JEA mentor cohort ready to assist new journalism advisers

2015 new JEA mentor cohort ready to assist new journalism advisers

New mentors and trainers at the JEA Advisers Institute in Las Vegas, July 6-9, 2015 Front row: Linda Ballew (Montana), Katherine Patrick (Wyoming), Karen Boone (Oregon), Linda Barrington (Wisconsin/trainer) Back row: Gary Lindsay (Iowa/trainer), Bob Bair (Nebraska), Vicki Brennan (Florida), Steve Unruhe (North Carolina), Ann Visser (Iowa), Ray Hopfer (Oregon), Megan Fitzgerald (Florida), Bill Flechtner...

Mentoring Matters Spring 2015 – Read latest updates about JEA Mentoring Program

The Spring 2015 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: Teamwork of JEA Mentoring Program and scholastic press associations Map of where JEA mentors are working with new advisers Profile data of mentees Mentees’ comments about their experiences working with JEA mentors Click on this link for the newsletter — Mentoring_Matters_Spring_2015 You can read previous issues of the newsletter...

Former JEA mentee Jennifer Erxleben awarded with Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award from South Carolina Scholastic Press Association

News release from the South Carolina Scholastic Press Association The South Carolina Scholastic Press Association awarded Jennifer Erxleben of South Florence High School the Bruce E. Konkle Rising Star Award for her work in the field of journalism. The award was presented at the SCSPA Fall Conference on Oct. 6. Karen Flowers, the Director of...
JEA mentors work with new advisers at JEA/NSPA convention in Washington, D.C.

JEA mentors work with new advisers at JEA/NSPA convention in Washington, D.C.

Members of the JEA Mentoring program met with Outreach participants during the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention being held in Washington, D.C. The goal of the team meeting was to provide an opportunity for the new advisers and the JEA mentors to talk about how to successfully work with school administrators. In addition...
Appleton North High School (Wisconsin) principal removes prior review

Appleton North High School (Wisconsin) principal removes prior review

by Linda Barrington, mentor, and Aaron Ramponi, mentee Linda: When Aaron Ramponi asked me to be his mentor two years ago, he prepared me for the meeting with his principal by telling me that Appleton North High School’s student newspaper was under prior review. Aaron: Censorship had been the practice of the school’s administration since...