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  • December 2012 newsletter now available

    Posted on December 17th, 2012 Adam Maksl No comments

    Download the most recent edition of Scholastic Source, the newsletter for the Scholastic Journalism Division.

    In it, you can read a column by David Bulla praising the journalism program at Palo Alto High School. And if you missed Cheryl Pell’s honors lecture in Chicago, you can read the text of her speech in this newsletter.

    Finally, if you plan to attend the Midwinter, the form to register is on the final page.

  • Tampa Bay reporter, Poynter faculty member to headline upcoming midwinter meeting

    Posted on December 17th, 2012 Adam Maksl No comments

    By Calvin Hall

    Author and reporter Jeff Klinkenberg will be among the featured presenters at the 2013 Scholastic Journalism Division Midwinter Meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Jan. 4-5.

    Kenny Irby, senior faculty member at the Poynter Institute, will also be a presenter at the meeting, which will be held at the Poynter Institue. Irby specializes in visual journalism and diversity training.

    Klinkenberg reports for the Tampa Bay Times, where he has worked since 1977. He is also the author of several essay collections, including Pilgrim in the Land of Alligators and Seasons of Real Florida.

    The Midwinter Meeting begins at 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, with a presentation by Irby, followed by a panel discussion. The Scholastic Division will hold its business meeting at 5 p.m. At the end of the business meeting, members will have its ever-popular state giftexchange session. Members who will be attending the meeting are asked to bring an interesting and unique exchange item valued at $10 or less from their respective states.

    Saturday, Jan. 5, features Klinkenberg, who writes about Florida culture for the Tampa Bay Times. Following Klinkenberg’s presentation a panel will discuss the atmosphere created in high schools by Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier and its impact on college media.

    After lunch, recent scholastic journalism research will be the focus of the day’s next panel.

    Smartphones and tablet computers are the focus of the final session, titled “Apps for You.” Session leaders Julie Dodd and Judy Robinson invite division members to share their favorite apps for education, media and personal use.

    “I think we have a great program planned again this year, as has been the tradition over the years,” said Calvin Hall, Scholastic Journalism Division vice head. “I hope that our members can once again find their way back to St. Petersburg to refresh and renew themselves before beginning a new semester.”

    To register for the meeting, complete the form enclosed in the newsletter and mail it and the registration fee to Scholastic Journalism vice head Calvin Hall at the address listed on the form. If you have questions or need other information, contact Hall at hallcl@ appstate.edu. The registration deadline is Dec. 17.

    Hotel reservations can be made through Dec. 14 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Hotel, 333 First St. S. Use the group code AEJMC to receive the AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division Midwinter Meeting rate.

    Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-800- 944-5500 or by calling Hilton Reservations at 1-800-445-8667.

    The rates are $119 for single or a double room and include $6 per day for parking and access to the Executive Lounge. Check-in is 3 p.m.; check-out is noon.

    The room rates also are available three days before and three days after the official Jan. 4-5 meeting dates, as available.