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People and issues in a world of journalism


After spending four days at the Poynter Institute In St. Petersburg, Florida, I have a number of  journalism issues on my mind:

• AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division’s vice head David Bulla publishes a blog called The First Amendment. It presents a wide variety of issues and topics and is worthy of a visit and your time. The whole idea, Bulla says, is “to share news and ideas in a simple, easy-to-read, non-academic format among those of us who care about the First Amendment and student press rights.”

• Check out teaching issues and practices raised by University of Florida Knight Chair for Journalism Technologies and the Democratic Process  Mindy McAdams at this site. Information on McAdams’ Web site covers the use of multimedia in reporting to and how to adjust journalism curricula to effectively include it.

• For information on a conference sponsored by several groups,  go to the SPLC’s Campus Coverage Web site. The conference also produced interviews on iTunes with top reporters. Although material is aimed at collegiate reporters, it is certainly adaptable at the high school level.

Check out these links to expand your journalistic vision.

Also, watch this space in the coming months for new initiatives and information about scholastic press rights and responsibility from JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission.

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