Register now for Scholastic Journalism Division’s Mid-Winter Meeting at Poynter Institute, Jan. 5-6, 2015Posted on November 6th, 2014 No comments
by Jeff Browne
The Scholastic Journalism Division’s Mid-Winter Meeting is set for Jan. 5-6, 2015, at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida.
This year’s themes center around our featured speakers’ topics for the day (see below).
Click on this link for the registration form. Registration is $75. A special discounted rate of $40 is offered for first-time attendees, graduate students, and current high school journalism teachers
The Hilton Bayfront Hotel in St. Pete, just a short walking distance from Poynter, is holding rooms for us at a special conference rate of $129 per night, along with discounted parking. For reservations, go to the hotel’s webpage set up for our conference or call 727-894-5000.
Our featured presenters for Jan. 5-6 in St. Pete will be Craig Silverman and Dr. Meg Moritz.
Poynter faculty member Craig Silverman is the founder of Regret the Error, a blog that reports on media errors and corrections, and trends regarding accuracy and verification. He is also Director for Content for Spundge, a content curation and creation platform used by newsrooms and other organizations. Silverman has been a columnist for the Toronto Star, Columbia Journalism Review, The Globe And Mail and BusinessJournalism.org. He’s the former managing editor of PBS MediaShift.
Dr. Meg Moritz is a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. where she examines the impact of crisis reporting on journalists and their subjects. Her hour-long documentary “Covering Columbine” looks at the emotional and ethical issues raised in the coverage of the most visible school shooting in U.S. history. Her most recent project is a documentary tentatively titled “Rough Draft,” in which she looks at scholastic journalism, including how high school and college journalists respond to tragedy on their campuses, frequently in front of their own eyes. Her recent publications in crisis reporting include the piece ”Students as Creators and Consumers of e-News: The Case of Virginia Tech,” in e-Journalism: New Directions in Electronic News Media.
Posted on June 13th, 2014 No comments
The 2014 AEJMC Conference will be held Aug. 6-9, at the Le Centre Sheraton in Montreal, Canada.
Here is the agenda for the Scholastic Journalism Division. Check the Awards link to see the 2014 award recipients.
Tuesday, Aug. 5
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Montréal Teach-In
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Scholastic Source (March 2014) provides highlights from mid-winter meeting and schedule for AEJMC ConferencePosted on May 15th, 2014 No comments
Here’s the March 2014 edition of Scholastic Source — Scholastic Source March 2014
You can read stories and see photos from the Scholastic Journalism Division’s mid-winter meeting at the First Amendment Center in Nashville.
Also included is the tentative schedule for the Division’s schedule for the AEJMC Conference in Montreal, Canada, Aug. 6-9.
Nominations being accepted for David Adams Scholastic Journalism Division Educator of the Year Award, April 1 deadlinePosted on February 23rd, 2014 No comments
by Nicole Kraft
Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious David Adams Scholastic Journalism Division Educator of the Year Award.
This award, given annually during the association’s summer convention, recognizes a deserving division member for his/her outstanding performance in the college/university classroom and in scholastic journalism workshops and conferences.
Nominees must have been members of the Scholastic Division for the previous three years.
Nominating letters should identify in a single page the various ways the nominee has made significant contributions to journalism in the secondary schools through his/her work in journalism and mass communication in higher education.
Nominations shall consist of the following:
• a letter of recommendation
• one or two letters of support
• a vitae
Nominating letters and letters of support should be sent to Nicole Kraft at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline is April 1.
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Innovative Outreach to Scholastic Journalism 2014 provides recognition to programs that support and foster pre-college media programsPosted on November 29th, 2013 No comments
by Julie Dodd
The AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division is calling for entries of an innovative program or shared resource offered by a college or university that is targeted to high school, middle school or elementary school students or teachers.
The top innovations will be presented at a panel session at the AEJMC convention in Montreal, Canada. Each presenter will receive an award plaque. A maximum of three innovations will be recognized. The convention is Aug. 6-9, 2014.
The deadline for submitting an entry is April 1, 2014, at 11:59 p.m.
Scholastic Source (Nov. 2013) edition provides information about mid-winter meeting and highlights from DC conventionPosted on November 4th, 2013 No comments
Here’s the latest edition of Scholastic Source — SJD_Source_November2013
You’ll find the information you need to register for the mid-winter meeting, which will be held at the First Amendment Center in Nashville, Jan. 3-4.
Division co-chair Jeff Browne is handling registration. The registration form and information about the convention hotel are included in the newsletter.
The newsletter also includes highlights from the Scholastic Journalism Division’s activities at the AEJMC convention in Washington, DC, in August.
Past division chair David Bulla shares about the division’s special activities with Mary Beth Tinker and Cathy Kuhlmeier, both of whom were key figures in Supreme Court cases regarding student press rights.
You can read Karen Flowers’ Honors Lecture and hear her stories of what makes working in scholastic journalism so rewarding for advisers and often life-changing for the student journalists.
Thanks to Geoffrey Graybeal and Joe Dennis, who are editors of Scholastic Source.
Scholastic Journalism Division’s Capitol Teach-In provides journalism training for D.C. high school advisersPosted on September 1st, 2013 No comments
The Scholastic Journalism Division hosted the Capitol Teach-In at the AEJMC Convention in Washington, D.C. The division invited high school journalism teachers from the DC area to participate in a one-day workshop to help them improve their journalism skills and media advising strategies. The Teach-In speakers included:
* Mary Beth Tinker of the Tinker v. Des Moines Independent School District (1969) Supreme Court case
* Frank LeMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center
* Ellen Austin, the 2012 Dow Jones High School Journalism Teacher of the Year
Read David Bulla’s blog post on Mary Beth Tinker’s telling of her 1965 protest that led to establishing First Amendment rights for high school students. http://dwbulla.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/tinker-remembers-her-1965-protest/#more-4060
[Photos by David Bulla]
Scholastic Source (July 2013 edition) provides information about 2013 AEJMC Convention activities and awardsPosted on August 4th, 2013 No comments
The latest issue of Scholastic Source is here for your reference — SJD Source July 2013
The issue has arrived just in time to help you know all that will be going on for our division at the AEJMC Convention in Washington, D.C.
You can read about the individuals who will be receiving awards from the division at the convention.
You can read about division members’ views about scholastic press rights, as AEJMC recognizes the 25th anniversary of the Tinker ruling.
You can have the division’s agenda during the convention so you won’t miss any of our sessions and special events.
Thanks to newsletter editor Teresa White and others who contributed to the issue.
Posted on August 1st, 2013 No comments
by David Bulla
Scholastic Journalism Division head
Here is a list of events for the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC at the 2013 Conference in Washington, D.C., in August:
Wednesday, Aug. 7
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Capital Teach-In at George Washington University, School of Media and Public Affairs (free lunch); for high school advisers
Thursday, Aug. 8
8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
PF&R Panel Session: How SPJ Student Chapters Contribute to College Media Programs
Moderating/Presiding: David W. Bulla, Zayed
George Daniels, Alabama
June Nicholson, Virginia Commonwealth
Vincent Filak, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Joe Grimm, Michigan State
Kevin Smith, Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism
Tara Puckey, Society of Professional Journalists
Posted on July 2nd, 2013 No comments
by David Bulla
Scholastic Journalism Division HeadThe August AEJMC convention is just around the corner, and our division has an outstanding program for you this year. The major theme will be reflecting on 25 years of Hazelwood, and we are happy to have both Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey of that decision and Mary Beth Tinker of Tinker v. Des Moines involved in this year’s conference.
The conference is Aug. 7-11 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. (999 Ninth Street N.W.).
The conference will start with the Capital Teach-In on Wednesday, Aug. 7, and conclude with our research conference presentations on Saturday, Aug. 10. The Honors Lecture will be given Friday evening by 2013 honoree Karen Flowers of the University of South Carolina. Awards for research will be given to Bruce Konkle of South Carolina and Meredith Clark of UNC-Chapel Hill. The Dave Adams teaching award will be given to Monica Hill, the director of the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association at UNC-CH.