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: MJE Projects

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When JEA members want to show their commitment to the profession, many opt to become Certified Journalism Educators and Master Journalism Educators. Here are 100+ projects MJE recipients completed as part of the process.

1. Fundraising projects for publications staffs, Shari Adwers
2. A Guide to organizing featured speakers – led for 2005 Seattle convention, Logan Aimone
3. Co-wrote the textbook Journalism: Publishing Across Media and Initiated and co-launched the Campaign 2020 shared photo archive of candidates and campaign photos, available free to member student publications, Ellen Austin
4. My MJE project was titled Diversity Matters and was about how schools have and can increase diversity on their staff, Louisa Avery
5. Myself and two other members authored the State Directors’ Guide with Sarah as our mentor and editor, Linda Ballew
6. Published an article in C:JET, Michelle Balmeo
7. Created a framework for senior yearbook staffers to connect with a local service agency like the public library, community nursing services, Big Brothers and Sisters, dental offices or any non profit to provide free graphic designs for the agency to create or recreate fliers, brochures and manuals that they could take to a professional printer to be reproduced, Jane Blystone
8. My MJE project was a comprehensive ad sales unit, Christy Briggs
9. I created a staff handbook/manual with my editors and staffers. We fine tuned our editorial policy; added step by step Photoshop tips (such as how to create a cut-out background, duotone, color correct, crop/image size/save, etc); staff, editor and adviser responsibilities; deadline calendars (with notes from previous section editors of pitfalls to be aware of for that deadline; style sheets w/AP style quick looks (items most used w/examples); beat assignments and grade sheets. This was a living document. Throughout the year I’d make notes of things that may need changed, then we revisited each summer to determine what/if changes need to be made, Renee Burke
10. Virtual Teaching Tips, AJ Chamber
11. I created a website that teachers in my school district could use as a resource when teaching their journalism classes, Adriana Chavira
12. JSpeak: Database of Journalistic Perspectives, Rachel Chrest
13. My project was the implementation of a new Honor Roll for student journalists in our state called the Hadley Honor Roll. We named it after retired IHSPA director Diana Hadley. In order to be honored, students demonstrate the four pillars of our organization: courage, truth, integrity and freedom. It’s often the top honor given to students on publication staffs, Ada Clark
14. Two-Week Sprints for Deadline Management, Josh Clements
15. Working for our local weekly, The Madison County Record. I clocked hours and sent in a portfolio. Erin Coggins
16. Student Media Marketing and Advertising, Justin Daigle
17. I did a Podcast Project for high school teachers. George Daniels
18. Wrote articles for publication and working on a project to bind together advisers in Fairfax County more closely, Mary Kay Downes
19. I used the passing of the California Adviser Protection Bill in my initial application, plus some articles I had written for the California New Association and others on student press law, Janet Ewell
20. I revised the Northern Illinois School Press Association’s yearbook critique guidebook to match current yearbook standards. I also redesigned the document and made it an editable PDF for ease of judge use, Brenda Field
21. Digitizing Pennsylvania School Press Association’s Contest System, Aaron Fitzpatrick
22. Bringing American-style journalism to Chinese high school students, Kelly Furnas
23. How to Use High School Newspapers in Any K-12 Classroom, Christina Geabhart
24. Revisions of all of the North Carolina Student Media Association critique guides, Brenda Gorsuch
25. I helped rework our state conference materials to align with the national conference standards and made on online space to house everything. Our state started from scratch and had a new logo made and part of aligning the contests and critiques was modifying all materials in the same style. I helped compile the materials in one location so any future officers or conference hosts would have access to what we had created. (Rather than re-make all new pieces every spring.) Annie Green
26. Planning the Indiana state convention, Ryan Gunterman
27. I wrote an 11-page article on anniversary yearbooks for C:JET and also made a powerpoint that I presented at 2-3 conventions, Laurie Hansen
28. Created a website for advisers running extra and co-curricular programs, Erinn Harris
29. I wrote the Herff Jones Copy book/curriculum in 1992 and submitted it for my project in early 1993, Nancy Hastings
30. My MJE project was a New Staff Manuel. It was full of things I wish I had when I was a first year teacher/adviser. I included what I had developed over the years, and have shared with new advisers I’ve formally/informally mentored (ladder, rubrics, photo grading sheets, lesson plans, training tutorials, etc.), Mark Hilburn
31. My MJE project was a proposal to my school to create a journalism project, Kelly Huddleston
32. Sports journalism primer – feature piece for C:JET, Joe Humphey
33. Created a PLC pathway in our district for CTE media teacher, Jess Hunziker
34. Ax Media Broadcast Studio, Kelsey Jackson-Owens
35. C:JET articles, Patrick Johnson
36. “Diffusion of Innovation: Technology in the High School Journalism Classroom” by Marsha Kalkowski
37. Mentorship project in Minnesota, Lori Keekley
38. Virtual Conference Outreach Project, Val Kibler
39. Show Me Journalism website, Jordyn Kiel
40. Show Me Journalism website, Sarah Kirksey
41. The Blue & Gold Staff Manual & Curriculum Overview, Lindsey Kundel
42. Digital photography curriculum, Sarah-Anne Lanman
43. Why scholastic journalism matters: A series of articles, Evelyn Lauer
44. Editor tips, Aaron Manfull
45. Unit Plan: Analyzing Journalistic Writing & the Role of a Journalist With Fiction, Christina Manolis
46. Digitizing Ohio Scholastic Media Association’s Contest System, Julieanne McClain
47. Advocating for County Wide Journalism Support, Krista McKim
48. Inhouse photography studio, Katie Merritt
49. Teaching Journalism Virtually, Lisa Beth Miller
50. Organized Adviser website, Katie Moreno
51. Principals and the Press: Factors Affecting Censorship in Scholastic Media, RJ Morgan
52. Photo Reference Cards, Laura Negri
53. I created A Handbook for new advisers How to Start a High School or Middle School Newspaper. C:JET article, Susan Newell
54. My MJE project in 2006 was a unit with 10 lessons and instructional slideshows for teaching design for print publication, Sarah Nichols
55. WAJE – Wichita Area Journalism Educators, Spencer O’Daniel
56. Yearbook Adviser’s Guide, Mallory Padgett
57. My book, “A NewsHound’s Guide to Student Journalism,” was my MJE project, Katina Paron
58. Plan to help yearbook advisers with their first 30 days. Each class day had resouroces for teaching and an important skill and then activities, Meghan Percival
59. Extensive project with the press in Rhode Island and interviewed them about conducting interviews. Created a resource for student and teachers of journalism, Doreen Picozzi
60. Published an article in Adviser Update, Timm Pilcher
61. creating step-by-step tutorials on how to build a JOY portfolio and hosting it on a website, Rebecca Pollard
62. Created a website on the Evolution of a Journalism Classroom, Margie Raper
63. Created a PLC pathway in our district for CTE media teacher, Kristi Rathbun
64. The Dispatch Staff Manual, Michael Reeves
65. J-Scout Camp, Jayna Rumble
66. C:JET article on Trello, Danielle Ryan
67. building the digital mentor training in the Participate portal, Julia Satterthwaite
68. I did a unit plan on multimedia storytelling (with lessons, rubrics, aligned standards, etc.) for a beginning journalism class. I called it New Writing for New Media, Rod Satterthwaite
69. creating and supervising contest materials for the annual Sponsors of School Publications of Greater St. Louis, Nancy Smith
70. Yearbook Staff Manual and Student Portfolio Project, Amy Sorrell
71. I did mine on project based learning in a journalism classroom, Rachel Steil
72. Kentucky Journalism Teacher’s Association, Larry Steinmetz
73. Lined up the content from the textbook he had written with the Indiana state journalism standards, Jim Streisel
74. Separate and Unequal, Erin Sucher-O’Grady
75. Increasing Readership in Scholastic Newspapers, Susan Sutton
76. A Law Unit for the high school journalism classroom, Susan Tantillo
77. “Wise Freedom” in Scholastic Journalism: A Case Study of a Free Student Press in an Independent, Catholic High School, Kristin Taylor
78. a research project about how collaborative writing groups could be used in publications classrooms to help revise, Eric Thomas
79. My MJE project was to add individual contests to our scholastic press association. I created the contest categories, the contest criteria, the registration paperwork and promotional materials; single-handledly sorted all of the entries, found judges and then created award certificates, and award slideshow (with exemplaries we could all view/share/use) and sorted the feedback results by school. After I set this up and ran the contests for several years, I successfully passed the torch onto a newer member of our SPA. The contests have been running for almost a decade now, April van Buren
80. Bobby Hawthorne Workshop, Wanda Pletcher Vanish
81. NY Times Twitter ‘reset’ calls for curriculum review, Todd Vogts
82. My project was an A-Z notebook of yearbook terms and information, intended to be used as a handbook and teaching tool throughout the yearbooking process, especially for those staffs that did not have an introduction style class to prepare students, Lizabeth Walsh
83. Broadcast Staff Manual, Chris Waugaman
84. My project was a summer journalism camp for HS students. We ran strands for newspaper, yearbook, and photography, Carmen Wendt
85. Mine was the production of C:JET magazine. I specifically included some of the articles that I’ve written for the magazine, Bradley Wilson
86. All In: Diversity Audit, Sergio Luis Yanes
87. Personality types in the publication classroom, Bretton Zinger
88. I advocated for journalism courses to be included in our state’s then-newly redesigned graduation plans. The proposals had broadcast but not newspaper and yearbook and some other funky stuff happening. So I testified before the state’s board of education twice, created an advocacy letter advisers could send to their board representative and then make an advocacy guide, Andrea Negri
89. front page article for NJEA (New Jersey Education Association) in June 2016, Alana Van Der Sluys
90. The Impact and Implications of Student Leadership Training in an Autonomous Classroom Environment, Stephanie Conley
91. I took my student publication online by creating their website and researching best practices for online media, Kristine Brown
92. I used my work on creating/starting the Mentor Program with a team of five people as my project, Linda Barrington
93. I partnered with Rachel McCarver for our MJE project, and we made a detailed guidebook on how to plan a State Journalism Convention, Nicole Laughrey
94. Authored a journalism textbook, H.L. Hall
95. My project was the creation and execution of the Advisers Institute with three sequences-1. Advising Student Publications, 2. Law and Ethics and 3. Technology in the 21st Century, Linda Puntney
96. My research question was “What did the scholastic press’s pre-election day (2008) coverage look like?” In order to answer this question, I conducted a literature review and a study, Susan Gregory
97. Administrators and the First Amendment: What High School Administrators Know (and think they know) about the Fourth Estate, Audrey Wagstaff
98. How students’ viewpoint of the First Amendment changed after they had training, Leslie Shipp
99. Back in 2013, my project was called “The Common Core and Journalism Classes.” Brian Wilson
100. I wrote an Intro to Journalism curriculum for yearbook advisers who were asked to teach newspaper, Jen Bladen
101. Developed a leadership retreat and a plan to grow leadership on the staff, Karen Johnson
102. Rethinking the Persuasive Research Paper: Combating Fake News, Media Bias and Polarization of Ideas Through Teaching Media Literacy and Researching Opposing Sides, JoAnn Gage
103. MIPA Adviser’s Institute, Kaitlin Edgarton
104. My MJE project was an article in the JEA news magazine about the use of an interactive student notebook in my intro to journalism and photojournalism classes at that time. It was in Vol 47, issue 2 winter of 2013, Brad Lewis
105. As president of the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association, I streamlined our convention planning system by converting all of our programming to Google. I created spreadsheets, forms, and other documents to include our spring convention schedule, guest speaker sign-ups, memberships, contest materials/on-site competitions, vendors, etc. All of the information gathered during the planning stages of the convention was organized into one drive folder and has been passed along (and improved) to our new leadership, Karla Sprague
106. It was an examination or the free expression cases reported by the SPLC: “Censorship of Student Expression: An Analysis of Student Expression Cases Reported to the Student Press Law Center” Kristy Roschke
107. An assessment of the First Amendment knowledge of leading high school journalists in Louisiana, Joe Mirando
108. Creating a Design Style Guide for High School Newspapers, Brian Hayes

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