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Staff Contracts & Equipment Use

RJ MEDIA staff contract: RJ MEDIA Staff Contract Equipment Usage forms: Camera Usage Form Equipment Check Out Form From JEA Digital Media: “How to Check out Equipment” including this Equipment Agreement…

Role of the Adviser

An adviser is a coach, a mentor, a teacher, a friend, a colleague, an advocate, and often the only one who keeps the staff feeling special. Presentations: Staff & Student Recognition…

Contests, Conventions & Workshops

Join these local and national organizations! Your students will thank you. Competing for journalism awards, attending state and national conventions and workshops, and becoming a member of scholastic journalism organizations…

Publication Cycle & Staff Structure

Resources: The Life of a story story check-in sheet Final Deadline Rubric Print & Web STORY Evaluation Rubric Alternative Option Rule of 3 EDITORIAL WRITING RUBRIC Staff Manual (Regis Jesuit)…

Developing Leaders

The 10 C’s for Good Leaders Jill Geisler’s Do You Hear the Appluase? from Poynteronline’s Leading Lines  …

Staff Mission & Policies

Mission:  Bobby Hawthorne’s Who Really ReadsYour Pub? From HL Hall: What’s Your Mission? Professional Newspaper Mission Statement example: Aurora Sentinel Mission Statement Policy: See “Developing Editorial Policies” HERE Style Guide: Having a Style…

Who to Follow

Twitter is quickly becoming the best resource for J teachers. Check out this interesting article: Why Teachers Should Join Twitter & this one: How to make your Journalistic Twitter Network Rock (we…

The First 30 Days

During the First 30 Days, you and your staff have a lot to accomplish. You want to set a schedule, go over laws and ethics, distribute staff manuals, and take…

Digital Portfolios

Don Bott’s Spring JEA presentation DigitalPortfolios Sample from Monarch High SchoolSample Final Portfolio…

Working with Your Admin

The American Association of School Administrator’s Article: Freeing the Student Press for Their Good and Ours The Voice of Freedom published in “Principal Leadership” Guest Column in The AASA: I Didn’t Always Think Well of Student…

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