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C:JET Volume 47, 2013-2014

Summer 2014, Vol. 47, #4
    Photo-illustration by Cameron McCarty, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Mo.

    Photo by Alaina Gustafson, Derby (Kan.) High School

  • 30 Years of Innovation: In 1984, Apple Computer released Macintosh. A year later, that computer along with Aldus PageMaker, the laser printer and a series of innovators changed the world of publishing. • Bruce Watterson • H.L. Hall, MJE • Jim Jordan • Nick Ferentinos • John Cutsinger, CJE • Jack Kennedy, MJE • Timeline by Bradley Wilson, MJE
  • #JEAOneBook: JEA members read The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley. Ripley’s investigative approach, solid research and narrative approach work well for a subject all too often reduced to education-ese. | By Sarah Nichols, MJE
  • Producing News Packages: Recognition takes time. But this advice will help students producing broadcast news packages improve their work by focusing on telling timely stories that matter. | By Michael Hernandez
  • Administrators and the First Amendment: A survey of 187 public high school administrators found they agree the First Amendment is essential to a functional democracy. However, many said they lack a clear understanding of students’ legal rights for expression in high school publications.
  • Ursus yearbook,Granite Bay (California) High School: This staff’s compassion shows as each student writes stories, takes pictures and designs pages.
  • The Copy Editor Can Save the Day • Copy editors do more than fix commas. Even as the industry has changed and consolidated copy editors, they can be the last ones to help ensure clarity and accuracy.
    Q&A with Anne Glover and Pam Nelson by Bradley Wilson, MJE
    Inspiring strong ledes by Bradley Wilson, MJE
    The seven deadly copy-editing sins by Anne Glover
    Writing that merits recognition by Howard Spanogle

Lone Star yearbook, Bowie High School (Austin, Texas): While microtext and alternative story forms fill many contemporary books, this book relies on top-notch photojournalism to tell stories.

Spring 2014, Vol. 47, #3
  • Photo-illustration by Cameron McCarty, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Mo.

    Photo-illustration by Cameron McCarty, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Mo.

    Branding: Branding is the first step in improving the image that a business can portray through its advertising. A quality brand has implications for everything from word use to color to typography. | by Daniel Haygood
    Lesson Plan: Branding
    Exercise: Logos and color

  • Featured Website: Newton South High School
  • Selfie: It is more than the Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year. It is a way for individuals to expand their experiences through photography. | by Bradley Wilson, MJE
    Exercise: Tips for the selfie
  • Administrators and the First Amendment: A survey of 187 public high school administrators found they agree the First Amendment is essential to a functional democracy. However, many said they lack a clear understanding of students’ legal rights for expression in high school publications.
    Survey findings by Audrey Wagstaff Cunningham, MJE
    JEA Administrator of the Year by Bradley Wlson, MJE
    Create a haven for conscience by Chuck Dill
    A new Principal’s Guide by Shaina Tromp
    Establishing a positive school climate by Lyn Fiscus
    Multiple exercises
  • Pantone Color: Pantone name Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014. Inevitably, the color will begin appearing in everything from fashion to interior design.
  • Superman: Taking the cover photo began with a concept for a newsmagazine: how students volunteer in their community. The student staff members found a model, shot the image in a studio and manipulated the design concept in Photoshop. | by Cameron McCarty

Winter 2013, Vol. 47, #2
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  • Photo by Aleck Tan, James C. Enochs High School, Modesto, Calif.

    Photo by Aleck Tan, James C. Enochs High School, Modesto, Calif.

    Fair Use: The fair use clause of the copyright law provides limited use of copyrighted material without acquiring permission of the copyright holder as part of commentary, criticism and news reporting. It is not, however, a reason to use work produced by others without permission. | by Jacinda Dent

  • Interviewing: Conducting a good interview means more than establishing a rapport with the source. It means being willing to ask the tough questions. | by Dan Close
  • Stylebook Update: The Associated Press Stylebook regularly issues updates that reflect modern language use and the needs of reporters. Recent updates include those on technology, crime and religion among others. | by Bradley Wilson, MJE
  • Self Determination: Base on an assumption that all individuals have natural, innate and constructive tendencies to develop an elaborate and unified sense of self, this theory gives guidance about how to develop three basic needs of students: autonomy, competence and relatedness. | by Steve Gardiner, MJE
  • Interactive Student Notebook: The ISN is designed to help students become successful organizers and create a beneficial portfolio. It is also a useful way for instructors to grade assignments regularly. | by Brad Lewis, CJE

Fall 2013, Vol. 47, #1
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  • Photo by Stevie Barfoot, Humboldt (Kan.) High School

    Photo by Stevie Barfoot, Humboldt (Kan.) High School

    WordPress Primer: WordPress is the content management system for more than 60 percent of all websites and for the vast majority of scholastic media websites. It is easy to use and quick to install — if it is not installed on your online host already. | by Chase Wofford, Chris Waugaman, MJE, Dow Tate, Leland Mallett, Zachary Spears and Dalton Boehme

  • High Ideal: Scholastic and professional journalists need to maintain high ethical standards in all aspects of their lives. | by Chase Wofford
  • Multimedia Results: In South Carolina, Amy Medlock-Greene, MJE, an adviser for 16 years, has spent her tenure expanding a print program that started by adding only morning announcements. Now, in addition to the newspaper and the yearbook, students produce visual stories and in-depth documentaries regularly as part of a classroom that more closely resembles a television station. | by Leslie Dennis
  • On the Road: When it came to traveling to the JEA/NSPA spring convention in San Francisco, April van Buren knew it was going to require basic reporting skills for her to find a place to stay and to meet with friends and alumni. | by April van Buren, MJE
  • Creative Cloud: Last spring, Adobe announced there would be no Creative Suite 7. Instead, Adobe now distributes software via the Creative Cloud, an online distribution system. Ultimately, the change will keep classrooms current and may allow students, faculty and staff to share the same software. | by Bradley Wilson, MJE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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