Journalist of the Year: Submissions Due February 15

State Journalist of the Year deadline is Feb. 15.

August 21, 2018

The Student Journalist of the Year scholarship entries must be submitted to a private Google Drive folder by January 1. Participating schools must first fill out the entry form to get access to the submission folder.  All JOY entries must be submitted via Google Drive. All entries must be saved as...

Prepping your students to get the most out of Fall Convention

Prepare your students to attend our fall convention.

Anna Horton, Secretary

January 6, 2018

Let’s be honest. With the field trip paperwork, advance POs, transportation arrangements, fundraising, and chaperone arrangements, one of the last things we think about is actually preparing the kids for what to expect at Fall Convention. Using student evaluations about the convention, we’ve learned...

Organizing the newsroom

Students prepare to distribute their school newspaper.

Melanie Allen, Adviser, Moon Valley HS

January 13, 2016

Running a school newspaper can be a daunting task; however, once you determine whether it's "mine" or "theirs" and put some organization to the process, you'll find that running a school newspaper can be a rewarding experience. Staff positions: Before the school year ends, know who your editors (ed...

Use Remind to connect with staff

Use and the Remind app to bolster communication with your staff.

Kris Urban, Adviser, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe

January 10, 2016

Although I’m not one of those advisers who worries about trading cell phone numbers with my journalism students, I can still see the many benefits of using Remind. Remind, formerly Remind101, is a method of communicating with your students via text message without sharing cell phone numbers. It’s...

Staying sane starts in the summer

Processed with Moldiv

Michelle Coro, Media Adviser, Desert Vista HS

September 1, 2015

Checking the calendar, my first thought was, ‘Whaaaat? We’re into the 5th week of summer and I haven’t given a thought to the next year!” Here’s the good part of that idea. I have not given a thought to next year. Here’s the bad portion of it. I have not given a thought to ...

Use Trello to start the year organized

Use Trello to start the year organized

Kris Urban, Adviser, Corona del Sol Sunrise

August 5, 2015

I started using Trello about a year ago, and now I can't imagine advising a publication without it. Trello can explain itself better than I can: "Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, a...

Benefits of conventions

High school journalism students listen to their instructor during AIPA's summer workshop.

Kris Urban

August 18, 2013

With the AIPA Fall Convention just a month away, I'm reminded of all the benefits of high school journalism conventions. Whether it's a local convention, like AIPA's event Sept. 18 at ASU's Memorial Union in Tempe, or the national JEA/NSPA conventions in Boston this fall or San Diego this spring,...

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