Scholastic Journalism
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...
Mentor Program remembers Nick Ferentinos

Mentor Program remembers Nick Ferentinos

Nick Ferentinos, one of the founders of the JEA Mentor Program, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. As a former journalism teacher and mentor trainer for the New Teacher Center, Nick emphasized to us the effectiveness of a formal mentoring program. He acted as JEA’s liaison with the...
Mentor Program helps new advisers develop leadership skills

Mentor Program helps new advisers develop leadership skills

A rewarding part of the JEA Mentoring Program is seeing the mentees and their students excel. New advisers stay in the Mentoring Program for typically two to three years. In that time, their mentors work with them to develop their advising and teaching abilities and encourage them to get involved in professional development. Jessica Young is one...

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...
Mentors evaluate mentee situations and determine strategies during Mentor Forum

Mentors evaluate mentee situations and determine strategies during Mentor Forum

Sharing experiences, Janice Hatfield (left), Carol Eanes (center) and Phyllis Cooper reflect on Share a Situation and Strategy during the Mentor Forum at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Orlando. The Forum, following mentor training strategies from the New Teacher Center, promotes interactive work and sharing of best practices. – Mary Anne McCloud reporting from the Mentor...
Mentors learn computer design tips at Mentor Forum

Mentors learn computer design tips at Mentor Forum

To help mentors learn InDesign skills, Gary Lindsay demonstrates how to use Bridge to identify images. Mentors participated in a day-long Mentor Forum at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Orlando. – Mary Anne McCloud reporting from the Mentor Forum

Mentors share insights about mentoring successes at Mentor Forum

Katherine Patrick (left) and Phyllis Cooper discuss Analyzing a Mentor Success. Gary Lindsay led the activity that was the icebreaker to open the Mentor Forum at the JEA/NSPA convention in Orlando. Katherine is a new mentor in Wyoming. Phyllis is a mentor in North Carolina. – Mary Anne McCloud reporting from the Mentor Forum

Mentors learn potential journalistic uses of SnapChap

Mentors attending the Mentor Forum learn the possibilities of using SnapChat from digital expert Aaron Manfull. It does not involve pictures of naked people. Aaron is chair of the JEA Digital Media Committee and a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook “Student Journalism...

Mentor Forum kicks off at JEA/NSPA convention in Orlando

The Mentor Forum kicked off Thursday morning at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention in Orlando. Mentors in the program participated in a day-long workshop that included getting to know the new mentors in the program, sharing mentoring strategies, and learning about technology applications for scholastic journalism. The forum was led by Gary Lindsay, Mary Anne McCloud...

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

The Fall 2015 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: Welcome to the new mentors in the program Angela Filo, a major funder and supporter of the JEA Mentoring Program, receives Friend of Scholastic Journalism Award from JEA Mentees taking on leadership and winning awards California mentor Konnie Krislock and her fight for First Amendment Rights for...

Mentoring Matters for Fall 2014

Here’s the Fall 2014 editor of Mentoring Matters that provides highlights of the JEA Mentoring Program — Mentoring_Matters_Fall_2014 Stories include: How JEA mentors help mentees navigate their first journalism convention. JEA mentees who attended the ASNE Reynolds Institutes last summer. Former JEA mentee Josh Smalley, who now teaches journalism at Almaty International School in Kazakhstan....

Ohio JEA mentees and former mentees help guide their students to 97 awards at Ohio Scholastic Media Association convention

by Wayne and Georgia Dunn Ohio mentors The Ohio Scholastic Media Association just completed their two-day convention. Six of our present and former mentees entered the various newspaper, broadcast, and yearbook contests. Those six schools garnered 97 awards. In addition, another of our mentees joined the board. That means that four mentees are now members...