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C:JET Volume 42, 2008-2009

Fall 2008, Vol. 42, #1
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Cover photos by Anthony Miller, Daniel Plassmann and Stephen Solorzano

Cover photos by Anthony Miller, Daniel Plassmann and Stephen Solorzano

  • Going online — David Schwartz explores how a publication embraces or rejects online journalism potentially establishes a student’s future, a publication’s credibility and a teacher’s reputation. The concern is not how school publications can afford to go online — the point, say media insiders, is that high-school journalism advisers can no longer sidestep the need.
  • Covering politics — Probably the top story of the fall will be the national election. Students and professionals have already been involved in coverage of the candidates as well as localizing the campaign and the issues. Contributors include Rob Christensen, W. Gardner Selby, Corey Lowenstein, Anthony Miller, Jordan Nicholas, Leslie Nicholas, Daniel Plassmann, Stephen Solorzano, Pete Souza and Molly Stieber
  • Targeting administrators — There’s a new push to aim First Amendment educational efforts at high-school principals and administrators. If school leaders are not convinced about the value of incorporating the First Amendment into their school cultures, journalism teachers will find themselves locked in battle with their bosses. Written by Cynthia Mitchell.
  • High Dynamic Range — HDR photography helps photographers expand the brilliance of colors apparent in a scene beyond what can be captured by the camera with one exposure. Contributors include Paul Davidson, Arthur Ng and Kevin Scherer
  • Media moving online — Indiana adviser Jim Streisel says mass media are closer than many people think to making the switch online — completely. He targets the educational implications of today’s online world.

CLICK HERE for the online feature accompanies the feature package in the Fall 2008 issue of JEA’s magazine, Communication: Journalism Education Today, vol. 42, no. 1.


Cover photo by Kyle Schermbeck, Holly Springs (N.C.) High School

Cover photo by Kyle Schermbeck, Holly Springs (N.C.) High School

Winter 2008, Vol. 42, #2
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  • Improving the yearbook — Susan Fergueson Holihan gives 10 concrete and specific strategies to improve the quality of your yearbook, from planning white space to writing stories highlighting action.
  • Soundslides — Audiovisual slide shows using still images, prepared in Photoshop and sound gathered and edited, are easy, inexpensive and effectives, as Becky Tate and Tom Priddy show.
  • Adjectives Writers — multiply the effect of their publications by paying attention to the impact of descriptions. They can make their copy more powerful by using precise adjectives.
  • Publishing in Korea — Carolyn Brown discusses how long days of producing an international workshop publication in Korea can prove educational for students and adviser.
  • Creative Suite 4 — On Sept. 23, Adobe announced CS4, due out in October. However, most advisers say they will not upgrade despite enhanced features for multimedia.
  • Commentary — Michele Weldon says to embrace the changes in journalism rather than to be afraid of them. “The influx of what I call ‘everyman sourcing’ has changed journalism, but it has not altered the need for reliable, critically examined information from trusted sources.”

Photo by Adam Harrel, O’Fallon Township High School (Illinois)

Photo by Adam Harrel, O’Fallon Township High School (Illinois)

Spring 2009, Vol. 42, #3
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  • Adjectives — In the second in a series on adjectives, David Pates examines how media use adjectives that fit the subjects perfectly. Also, focus on sensory adjectives, which must be accurate, pertinent and powerful.
  • Freedom of information — Barbara Meagher shares stories about enterprising journalists reveal how they overcame government hurdles that stood between them and the truth.
  • The photo story — A good photo story means telling a story with a central theme. That kind of story requires realistic strategy, careful execution and thoughtful visual selection.
  • Copyediting — Identifying problem with word choice and placement, an experienced copy editor, Merrill Perlman, president of Merrill Perlman Consulting and former director of copy desks at The New York Times, shares insights about seven common language problems.
  • Twitter — What are you doing? In 140 characters or less, that is what Twitter wants to know. As Aaron Manfull and Tyler Dukes discuss, publications can use tweet to serve readers in new ways.
  • Your tweets — In Twitter fashion, journalism advisers give their resolutions for scholastic journalism. Members await additional inspiration.

Summer 2009, Vol. 42, #4
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Photo by Jessica Brown, Freedom High School (Tampa, Florida)

Photo by Jessica Brown, Freedom High School (Tampa, Florida)

  • Adjectives — In the third of series on adjectivals, David Pates looks beyond one-word noun modifiers with a series of exercises.
  • The economy — A gallery of pages of coverage from various newspapers also includes an exercise on AP style.
  • Tinker revisited — A look back at Tinker v. Des Moines, a free-speech case decided 40 years ago.
  • Scanographs — Learn how to use the scanner as a camera.
  • Social networks — Facebook and MySpace have changed the way students communicate.
  • Font madness — Myriad won the final battle, beating out Garamond.
  • Commentary — What’s in a word? Whether media is considered singular or plural is as much a philosophical question as one of grammar.