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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...

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...
Mentoring Matters Spring 2016 -- Read the latest information about the Mentor Program

Mentoring Matters Spring 2016 — Read the latest information about the Mentor Program

The Spring 2016 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: Report from mentors identifying main challenges to new advisers Mentees explain how their mentors have been important to them Map of all the current mentees and their mentors Mentees at high-poverty, urban and rural schools explain the difficulties they face. Mentor share advice for dealing with this difficult...
High School mentors help to create winners

High School mentors help to create winners

Last year’s mentee Tasha Beaudoin (right) and the Thousand Oaks High School Lancer staff members celebrate their Gold Crown at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association 2016 awards ceremony on March 18 in New York City. This is a great article about California mentors and mentees by Konnie Krislock on the California Newspaper Publishers Association website: http://www.cnpa.com/california_publisher/features/high-school-mentors-help-to-create-winners/article_5674147c-f83d-11e5-9eef-87a7bdbd3c1c.html...

Thanks to Sharon Tally for her contributions to the Journalism Education Association

by Julie Dodd and Linda Barrington JEA Mentoring Committee Sharon Tally is retiring, and we’re going to miss her. Sharon is one of the administrative staff members at the JEA Headquarters at Kansas State University and has been a key part of JEA office operations for 13 years. Her official retirement day is June 28....

New high school media teachers share many benefits of participating in JEA Mentoring Program

by Linda Barrington Mentoring Committee, Wisconsin mentor Three JEA mentees shared their experiences of working with their retired-teacher JEA mentors with an audience of new teachers who attended their session the JEA/NSPA convention in San Francisco in April.  The mentees were quite convincing about the value of participating in the JEA Mentoring Program. Every one...

How to create a slideshow in iMovie ’11

by Judy Robinson and Julie Dodd Mentoring Committee Mentoring Monday During the JEA San Francisco convention, we delivered a hands-on session in the computer lab on how to create slideshows that would be a video to be uploaded to online newspapers, blogs or video services such as YouTube or Vimeo. At previous conventions, we’ve taught...

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...

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...