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  • Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism entry deadline April 15, 2015

    Posted on March 18th, 2015 jdodd No comments

    by Julie Dodd
    Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism chair

    The AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division is calling for entries of an innovative program or resource offered by a college or university that is targeted to high school, middle school or elementary school students or teachers.

    The top innovator will be recognized at the AEJMC convention in San Francisco.

    The deadline for submitting an entry is April 15, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.

    You do not have to be a member of the Scholastic Journalism Division or AEJMC to submit an entry, but you must be directly involved in the program or resource development and implementation.

    The competition is designed to recognize programs conducted or resources developed by those in higher education that promote interest in and/or training in scholastic journalism at the secondary and pre-secondary level (K-12). Entries can include innovative programs that are part of summer workshops, scholastic media conferences or online training. Innovative resources to help scholastic journalism students and teachers can include apps, podcasts, websites and curriculum materials.

    The outreach program or resource must focus on students and/or teachers in high school, middle school and/or elementary school media programs.

    • Program — The program must have been conducted at least once. The outreach program may be a face-to-face meeting or conducted through an alternative delivery method, such as Web delivery.
    • Resource – The resource may be based on collaboration, but the faculty member submitting the entry must have played a major role in the resource’s development.

    The entry must be submitted electronically as a PDF file by April 15.

    • Cover page: Name of the outreach program, name of the sponsoring institution and other partners (commercial newspapers, grant sponsors, etc.), individual submitting the paper and contact information
    • Origin of the program or resource
    • Goal(s) for the program/resource
    • Target audience and documentation of participation/use
    • Description of college faculty involvement
    • Description of any involvement by commercial media or funders
    • Documentation of the assessment of the program or resource
    • Budget – Include financial support or support in kind from commercial media outlets, grants, etc.
    • Supporting materials, such as the itinerary of a workshop program or a copy of the curriculum materials. For an online resource, the URL or Web access information must be provided.
    • Letter of support from the administrator of the author’s department/division, addressing the value of the program/resource.

    Email your submission packet to: Julie Dodd, Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism, jdodd@jou.ufl.edu.

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