Category: Development and Curriculum

Lesson plan: The effective use of white space

In this lesson, students will use effective white space to demonstrate the mastery of design in a spread. Students will use different types of white space to signify importance and meaning of information and elements in a spread. Download the lesson plan and supporting materials. Summative evaluation tool: Student created product Primary Common Core: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2a Secondary…
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NCAA and journalism report

This four-page report from the Winter 1995 Communication: Journalism Education Today provides an explanation of how initial eligibility and the NCAA clearinghouse work, a first-hand account of dealing with the NCAA, and some tips on how to make your courses acceptable. Changes to this process have occurred since 1995, however. Here’s a site that might be useful. Under…
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Start recruiting for next year

By Bradley Wilson Staff recruitment cannot be an afterthought. It has to be a well-planned priority, not only for the adviser and for editors but also for everyone on staff. Like everything else in student media, it is a team production.  Successful recruitment efforts involve visiting other classes, making personal contact with prospective students, producing…
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Election Coverage

Coverage Throughout the years, JEA has published a number of resources for instructors regarding coverage of elections — from localizing the national election to student government elections — in its magazine — Communication: Journalism Education Today. Here, you can access some of those resources all in one place. JEA members get the magazine as a…
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Associated Press style quizzes

This selection of six Associated Press style quizzes, with answer keys, cover concepts such as numbers, titles abbreviations and special spellings.

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