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C:JET Volume 49, 2015-2016

Summer 2016, Vol. 49, #4

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Photo by Veronica Bilek Munster (Indiana) High School

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  • The news anchor — The role of the television news anchor goes well beyond simply being the face, the on-air personality, of the station. The best anchors are also strong reporters who stay on top of the news (JEA Curriculum link here).
    • Anchors bring credibility by Bradley Wilson, MJE.
    • A Q-and-A with top broadcast instructors: Dave Davis, Don Goble, Michael Hernandez and Michelle Turner
    • Essential skills, tips
    • Broadcast terminology with hands-on exercise
    • TV salaries show slight gains
  • Data visualization — Public and private data, when properly visualized and accompanied by solid reporting, can help tell stories, by Will Drabold (JEA Curriculum link here and here).
  • Top tweets — Twitter remains the top media for breaking news. A good tweet, however, contains more than text (JEA Curriculum link here).
  • Write the ordinary — as part of a popular workshop session, students learn how to turn their daily lives into poetry, by Susan Turner Jones. JEA Curriculum link here).
  • Competency-based Education — While CBE may be a movement du jour, there are elements within it that could help develop stronger journalists, by Rocky Dailey. Roundup | Brophy College Preparatory (Phoenix) | Pushing a print presence online expands the reader base.
  • The Chant | North Cobb High School (Kennesaw, Ga.) | Students at this school bring audio, social media, words and pictures together on a lively website.
  • The Booster Redux | Pittsburg (Kan.) High School | Students produce a broadsheet newspaper with modern coverage and visual appeal (JEA Curriculum link here).

Spring 2016, Vol. 49, #3

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Photo by Morgan Perez-Garcia Bryan High School, Omaha, Nebraska

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  • History matters — Reporters walk in and out of school every day and repeatedly recite, “There’s nothing to write about.” Those same reporters can look to the past for an almost infinite supply of story ideas. While they may ask why they should care about the past, the past explains the present and generally portends the future (JEA Curriculum link here).
    • Appreciate the present by Bobby Hawthorne
    • Advice for young writers by Bobby Hawthorne
  • Active classroom — Journalism relies on the daily process of questioning. The classroom itself should be equally exciting. | by Heather Nagel, CJE (JEA Curriculum link here).
  • Do it all — Reporters are not simply wordsmiths any longer. They have to take pictures and learn how to use video. They have to do it all. | by Chase Wofford
  • Work flow — A consistent step-by-step guide for photojournalists makes their images easier to find and to use. | by Bradley Wilson, MJE (JEA Curriculum link here).
  • Word of the year | The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph: the “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji.
  • The Talon | Rochester High School (Rochester Hills, Mich.) | Advice to any publication considering starting a website — do it (JEA Curriculum link here).
  • Creating a logo | A Q-and-A insight with James Faunce, who designed the logo for Scholastic Journalism Week. | by Evelyn Lauer, CJE
  • AP Stylebook updates | The Associated Press Stylebook updates reflect changes in society (JEA Curriculum link here).
  • Color of the year | A reflection of society, Pantone chose the blending of two colors as the color of the year (JEA Curriculum link here).

Winter 2015, Vol. 49, #2

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Photo by Daniel Krolopp, Glenbrook South High School (Glenview, Illinois)

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  • Deadline Pressures: Whether the job involves working for a newspaper or coordinating social media for a company, deadline pressures are constant. Learning to deal with them is a part of the work environment. | Panel led by Tyler Dukes
  • The Best Education: Yearbooks make the past live in the present as they build on a sensitive awareness and on a professional process. Advisers provide wisdom and motivate creativity to help produce awe-inspiring publications.
  • 22 yearbooks on the shelf | by Steve Gardiner, MJE
  • Advice from Margaret Sorrows, CJE
  • Tell everyone’s story | by Cindy Todd and Nikki Lyssy
  • Reality top fiction | by Lori Oglesbee, MJE
  • Detail: Along with the wide, medium and tight shots, the detail shot helps tell a story visually. Detail shots also provide flexibility for designers. | By Bradley Wilson, MJE
  • The Budget, Lawrence High School (Kansas): One staff works together to tell stories for a variety of platforms, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and a frequently updated website.
  • Lifestyles of the Not-So-Rich: Statistic show that more than half of students in U.S. public schools qualify for free/reduced price lunch. The number of families in poverty continues to climb. Students in poverty struggle to learn but attend school less frequently.
    • I am rich | by Thomas Kaup, MJE
    • My challenge | by Jane Bannester
    • Breaking the mold | by Rosa Flores
    • I’m lucky | by Alexandra Harmon
    • Billions have it worse | by Jorge Hoolahan
    • Produce the best journalism | by Adriana Chavira, MJE
    • I was determined | by Ana Perez
    • An emotional reality | by Barbara Bateman, CJE
    • Poverty takes toll | by Steve O’Donoghue

Fall 2015, Vol. 49, #1

Photo by Haley Petersen, Century High School (Bismarck, North Dakota)

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  • White on White: Shooting a light-colored object against a light-colored background can give a dramatic look to a rather ordinary scene. | By Haley Petersen
  • Using Snapchat: Snapchat has quickly become popular with teenagers and with major media outlets from the New York Times to CNN. It clearly has its uses in the scholastic media environment. | By Leo Arron Mercer
  • Tiger Times, Texas High School (Texarkana, Texas): Beginning with timely coverage — even during the summer — and powerful photojournalism, this website can provide other schools with ideas.
  • The Spine: The yearbook spine is not only an essential content area but also a place to show off distinctive typography and design elements. | By Bradley Wilson, MJE
  • Flashback: The reunion of staff members from the Echo, a suburban Chicago student newspaper, was more than simply a time to visit the good ol’ days. From coast to coast, 190 alumni came together to support the Student Press Law Center and to discuss the importance of a vigorous student press.
    • Alumni groups give support | by Bradley Wilson, MJE
    • Celebration of paper’s history | by Randy Swikle, CJE
    • Mystery booklet
    • Teachable moments | by Howard Spanogle
    • First Amendment wisdom
    • Finding alumni | by Howard Spanogle and Ray Cubberley
    • All voices matter | by Bobby Hawthorne and Terry Nelson
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