Summer 2017, Vol. 50, No. 4
- FAKE NEWS | Fake news websites deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda and disinformation purporting to be real news — often using social media to drive web traffic and amplify the effect of the content. Learning to differentiate fake news from real news offers challenges even in a scholastic environment. | By Mark Grabowski
- Reporting fake news also may have legal implications although often the targets are legally protected. | By Frank LoMonte
JEA Curriculum link: Understanding fake news
- BIG STORIES | Nine tips for writing original sentences, especially helpful when reporting on sports. Plus, nine young journalists to follow on Twitter and an excerpt from a 100,000-word story. | By Scott Winter
- DIAGRAMMING SENTENCES | A Q&A article featuring four veteran advisers about the pros and cons of teaching sentence diagramming. | By Bradley Wilson, MJE, with Marilyn Chapman, CJE, Steven Chappell, Denise Nichols and Nancy E. Smith, CJE
- NEW VOICES | Student media advocates throughout the nation move forward with legislation to protect student voices. | By Candace Perkins Bowen, MJE
- PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH: TO PUBLISH OR PERISH | Study discusses what factors may lead to self-censorship and recognition of types of stories that most concern administrators. | By Audrey Wagstaff, MJE, and Theresa Knopf
- WORKING WITH THE PROS: A COMEDY SHOW | Students from Prosper High School in Texas spent a day visiting Stephen Colbert. | By Brian Kennedy
- CCNN LIVE | Christopher Columbus High School (Miami)
- TWITTER POLLS by Bradley Wilson
- THE TOM TOM | Antioch Community High School (Illinois)
- 1984 — JEA ONE BOOK | Integrating use of George Orwell’s book into the curriculum. | By Evelyn Lauer, MJE
- AP STYLEBOOK UPDATES
- 50 | A look back at 50 years of serving JEA members.
Spring 2017, Vol. 50, No. 3
- TRUMP WINS | Despite what the polls indicated and the media predicted up to the national election Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump won the Electoral College though not the popular vote. Look at how scholastic media throughout the nation covered the campaign, the election and the aftermath. | By Bradley Wilson, MJE
JEA Curriculum link: News gathering
- OPENING AND CLOSING | The first spreads in a yearbook and the final few spreads serve to educate, to inform and to entertain. Detailed content — photos and words — drives production of the spreads.
JEA Curriculum link: Design
- MORE MOVIES FOR CLASSROOM USE | Not all movies are suitable for classroom use. But three — “Through the Lens Darkly,” “Spotlight” and “Page One” — have specific lessons that are appropriate for use in a media classroom with guided instruction. | By Dan Loving, Thomas McHale, Tripp Robbins and Bradley Wilson, MJE
- WORD OF THE YEAR | Post-truth — the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year — reflects international discussions.
JEA Curriculum link: Revising and editing news stories
- CROPPING | Photo by Matt Busch | Even the best image can benefit from a little cropping. But cropping out pixels also results in a smaller file.
JEA Curriculum link: Cropping for impact
- NEWSMAGAZINE | St. Mark’s School of Texas | At a private school, reporting controversy offers challenges.
JEA Curriculum link: Comparing print and online journalism
- PHOTO STORY | One photography entry — a photo story by Emma Lueck of Millard West High School (Omaha, Nebraska) — stood out in the Indianapolis Write-off competition.
- COLOR OF THE YEAR | A reflection of the values of society, Greenery is the Pantone Color of the Year.
JEA Curriculum link: Colors make the world go round
- 50. | JEA’s magazine is entering its 50th year of service to members. Look back at how the organization and the profession evolved.
Winter 2016, Vol. 50, No. 2
- THE MORNING ANNOUNCEMENTS | For broadcast advisers, the daily morning announcement show is an opportunity for students to work on deadline and to polish skills ranging from reporting to anchoring. Shows, however, also can be a headache when thrown together at the last minute, full of shallow filler and few stories. | By Susan Gregory, MJE
- SENIOR ADS | An opportunity for families to honor graduating seniors, tribute ads can become a major source of success, both economically and organizationally. To achieve the advertising success requires mastery of dealing with a lot of details about handling issues of copyright and nudity in baby photos to collecting money. Advisers share ideas for making senior ads as painless and profitable as possible. | By Kelly Juntunen, CJE
JEA Curriculum link: Creating an advertising brochure
- SOCIAL MEDIA SCHEDULING | Online technology helps staff members schedule social media posts so they can keep Facebook and Twitter communication alive — even when the staff members are away. | By Bradley Wilson, MJE, with Marcelina Vergara and Kate Muir
JEA Curriculum link: Social media 101
- MEDIA MAGNET | While recruitment is an integral part of creating a staff, retention is equally important. Developing a team and giving the staff perks help in retention efforts, which begin with a high-energy recruiting system and continue by drumming up ways to build a positive image in the school. | By Phillip Caston
JEA Curriculum link: Leadership and team building
- VESPA YEARBOOK | Kealing Middle School (Austin, Texas) | This yearbook exemplifies innovative design, school involvement, short story forms and the use of visual images.
- VOL. 2 AND 3 | JEA’s magazine is entering its 50th year of service to members. Review some of the hot topics from half a century ago.
- DROP CAPS | Copy variations at the beginning of stories provide unique ways to pull readers into the stories.
Fall 2016, Vol. 50, No. 1
- BUILDING A STRONG PHOTOJOURNALISM PROGRAM | Success requires more than purchasing new toys for the photographers. It takes time. Also, it involves putting an emphasis on building the person behind the camera in addition to mastering the technical aspects of the craft. | By Stacy Short with Matt Garnett, Caleb Miles and Annabel Thorpe
- Teachers need to learn skills too by Clint Smith
- Set high expectations by Deanne Brown
- Build on success by Eric Thomas, MJE
- Shoot and learn the basics by Jed Palmer, CJE
- ELECTION 2016 | The 2016 presidential election, as well as state and local voting, will provide some unique opportunities for student coverage. Coverage should go beyond the horse race and should include coverage of issues. | By Bonnie Katzive
JEA Curriculum link: Leading coverage during an election cycle
- CREATIVE ADVERTISING | Advertising works best when a single, consumer-relevant message is communicated in a highly creative way to targeted audiences. | By Daniel Haygood
JEA Curriculum link: Dollars and sense
- BECOME A STARTUP | School publications are mini-businesses run in a low-risk environment that makes them ideal for experimentation, risk taking, mistakes, learning and big successes — like a small-business startup. | By Bill Miles
- READER SERVICES | From the spine to the index, the reader services make the yearbook easier to use.
- NONPROFIT MEDIA | MinnPost relies on contributions from readers and viewers for the majority of its revenue.
- CRAG YEARBOOK | Turner Ashby High School (Bridgewater, Virginia) | This yearbook exemplifies quality coverage, design and captions.
- VOL. 1, NO. 1 | JEA’s magazine is entering its 50th year of service to members.