Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF SCHOLASTIC JOURNALISM EDUCATION
Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Celebrating a Century of Scholastic Journalism Education

JEA Centennial

Our 100 lists of 100: Most Popular Listserv Topics

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From legal advice … to doughnut debates, the Listserv has been the forum for the serious and the absurd. Here are the 100 most popular topics to appear.

1. Doughnuts (100+)
2. Recruiting (100+)
3. Me Too (100+)
4. “Takedown” orders
5. Poynter (100+)
6. Current Events Quiz (100+)
7. ice breakers (15)
8. fund-raiser or fundraiser (432)
9. Help! (100+)
10. plans for subs (24)
11. senior gifts (66)
12. Textbooks
13. AP style (100+)
14. convention (100+)
15. (journalism) movie (100+)
16. sports (100+)
17. Prior review (100+)
18. censorship (100+)
19. recommended movies
20. ice-breakers (+13)
21. yearbook specific
22. TInker (100+)
23. Localizing news
24. Hazelwood (100+)
25. boradcast specific
26. editor (100+)
27. recipes (163)
28. Curriculum (100+)
29. Tech problems (100+)
30. Convention roommates — for students to share or advisers
31. Convention transportation
32. Weekly Scroll from Quill and Scroll (Lori Keekley)
33. In the news — story ideas (Tracey Sena)
34. Senior superlatives (NO!)
35. FAPFA awards
36. “PLEASE only reply to individuals — NOT the whole list (100+) and MKD and cpb tried to set them straight each time.
37. Blood drive photos
38. Podcasting curriculum
39. AI
40. “Does anyone have a form for ________?” (100+)
41. Sub plans
42. Printers for student newspapers
43. How to motivate students
44. Apologetic bragging about students
45. Story ideas that really work
46. Using topics in the news to localize for your school (Tracy Sena — “In the news”)
47. Lost items at conventions
48. openings for journalism teachers OR those seeking openings
49. ice breakers or staff bonding activities
50. End of semester traditions
51. Journalists wanting to interview students
52. Students trying to find sources for particular interviews
53. Samples of certain kinds of content for C:JET
54. SPLC events and activities
55. new technology: HJ eDesign
56. Covering blood drives
57. new technology: podcasting
58. new technology: Live tweeting
59. new Technology: Design software
60. Reaction to conventions
61. Movie reviews and using visuals
62. Sharing rooms at conventions — advisers and students
63. Congratulating award winners
64. Classroom teaching tips
65. Getting along with administrators
66. Writing a staff manual, esp policy statements about free ex[ression
67. Censorship problems
68. Finding allies in the school (librarians, social studies teachers)
69. Working with parents — encouraging forming parent support groups.
70. Food for late night work sessions
71. Helping students learn to prioritize.
72. Finding affordable transportaion to state and national conventions
73. Journalism textbooks
74. JOY contest tips
75. Activities for “weeks” — Banned Books Week, Scholastic Journalism Week, Constitution Day, etc.
76. Keeping a staff in touch and active during COVID (100+)
77. Using photos legally
78. Writing photo cutlines appropriately
79. Writing grant — and getting — proposals
80. Teaching grammar or not….
81. Using transitions
82. Staff IDs — how to make/sharing templates
83. Free and inexpensive workshops for teachers
84. Getting press credentials
85. Connections with middle school programs — how to support and how to recruit from them
86. Advertising in student publications — technical and visual challenges
87. Advertising in student publications — unrealistic expectations (like writing positive reviews of an advertiser
88. Finding royalty-free music
89. Positions on student media — an organizational flow chart
90. Journalism novels/fiction
91. Journalism movies
92. Yearbook colophon and editor’s notes
93. Guest speakers — how to find them and how to explain what your students need from them.
94. exchanging publications or finding good models of professional media
95. Literary magazine — how to start and nurture one
96. Learning to advise broadcast media — similarities to print and tech support available
97. Sharing samples of various kinds of media or articles/photos
98. Final exams — do they work? If so, how? If not, how to fairly evaluate students? (100+)
99. Posting, “Please send that to me, too!”
100. MKD or cpb politely reminding listservians to respond only to that person who was offering the content. OR reminding the one who posted to include his or her address.

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