Category: Resources for Educators

Lesson plan: Understanding news literacy

To seek truth and report it lies at the heart of any journalist’s mission. But what is “truth?” And will we know it when we see it?  Deciphering credible, accurate information from an abundance of perspectives is harder today than ever before. These lesson plans, developed by Megan Fromm and made possible through a grant…
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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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