by Julie Dodd
JEA Mentor Committee co-chair

JEA members are being asked to complete an online survey about advising student media that include broadcasting or video.

I’m especially interested in the results, as I’m involved in collecting the data. I hope that you’ll take the survey or alert media advisers to take the survey.

The survey is on Survey Monkey — — and only takes about 10 minutes to complete.

The results will be shared with JEA, as the organization considers how to help broadcast advisers and also how to assist advisers of what have been “print” publications as those publications now can include video posted on YouTube, SchoolTube, the publication’s blog, or the school district’s server.

I serve on the JEA Digital Media Committee. Last fall, that committee was asked to help determine what JEA should be doing to better assist broadcast advisers and those advisers who are using video.

About the same time, Christine Eschenfelder, a doctoral student at the University of Florida, expressed her interest in learning more about high school broadcast programs. Christine has more than 20 years of experience in the broadcast industry, teaches telecommunications courses in the college, and has a daughter who is on one of the area high school’s yearbook staff. So Christine has been a great collaborator on the survey project.

I appreciate your help in getting the word out about the survey. We are hoping to have enough participants to close the survey by March 21 and compile the results.

If you have any questions about the survey, you can contact me at 2jdodd (at) gmail (dot) com