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Writing

Opinion & Commentary

Students have opinions on everything, but they need to learn the difference between ranting and actually delivering a valid opinion full of voice. Presentations: Intro to Opinion Writing…

Profile Writing

Profile Writing

If you are advising newspaper, broadcast, or yearbook, profiles will be included in your media. People love learning about people, and profiles are the easiest way to tell…

Everyone’s A Writer

These are a series of PDF hand­outs you can use with your stu­dents to help them become bet­ter jour­nal­ists. They are part of a con­tin­u­ing project, pro­duced by Jack Kennedy.…

Writing for the Web

Resources: Writing News Online by Jonathan Dube on Poynter.org…

Narrative Storytelling

The majority of the writing your students will be doing will have a feature flare to it. The students, unless they are writing for the web, rarely focus…

News writing

“Reporter For a Week” Unit from Jack Kennedy: Description on TheNext 26: HERE (It’s # 10) Assignment: HERE Examples of student pieces from unit: HERE…

AP STYLE & Grammar

Presentation:  AP Style Grammar Powerpoint Resources:  Newsroom 101.com Exercises in grammar, usage, and Associated Press style The Associated Press Stylebook HERE AP style guide test After the Deadline    …

Coaching Writers

As part of the publication process, students need to learn how to coach one another. They need to be asked questions and justify their thinking. And, advisers shouldn’t…

Press Law & Ethics Certification

Editorial Policies

Colorado journalism staffs share their editorial policies Palmer HS: The LEVER Ed Policy Adviser: Erica Rewey  Arvada…

Get Certified: PLE Certification Requirements

To be certified in Colorado Scholastic Press Law & Ethics Certification, complete the following steps.…

Certification Test

Quick Study Guide: Press Law Certification Test study guide You have 50 minutes to complete the…

Copyright & Fair Use

Documents:  Photo Fair Use copyright & fair use from the SPLC Resources:  It is always best…

Working with Your Admin

The American Association of School Administrator’s Article: Freeing the Student Press for Their Good and Ours The Voice…

Online Media Law

Presentations: Thoughts from the SPLC on Internet and the Law Documents: From Mark Goodman and the…

Understanding Press Law

Documents: SPLC’s top10_high school FAQ’s & Know Your Rights quick reference sheet SPLC’s Model Guidelines for Student Media: HERE LIBEL …

Developing Editorial Policies

Developing an Editorial Policy for your student publications can be the most important thing you…

Colorado Student Free Expression Law

Presentation: Understanding Colorado Student Free Expression Document:  Colorado Student Free Expression Law printable pdf ———————————————————— Colorado…

First Amendment & Historic Court Cases

Document: First Amendment Report sponsored by The First Amendment Center: State of the 1st Ammendment Report 2011 Presentations:  1st Amendment…

Photography

ADVISER PHOTOGRAPHY

A collection of photos taken by our CHSPA Advisers at our summer workshop photography session    …

Photoshop 101

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Photography Crash Course

At the beginning of the year, a 2-5 day lesson on photography will go a long way in ensuring the staff has the tools and knowledge to shoot…

Reporting

Reporting & Interviewing

Everyone has a story, but sometimes it can be intimidating to talk to people to get it. Use these presentations to…