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Arizona Journalist of the Year deadline Feb. 15

Arizona Journalist of the Year deadline Feb. 15

January 12, 2017
Filed under Blog, Contests, For Advisers, Showcase

The Arizona Journalist of the Year deadline is Feb.15. The Arizona winner goes on to compete for the JEA/NSPA Journalist of the Year. All entries must be submitted electronically this year.  To begin the entry process, start here. For the national guidelines, go to the JEA website at http://jea.or...

Organizing the newsroom

Organizing the newsroom

Melanie Allen, Adviser, Moon Valley HS
January 13, 2016
Filed under Blog, Showcase

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 Remind to connect with staff

Kris Urban, Adviser, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe
January 10, 2016
Filed under Blog, Showcase

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...

Prepping your students to get the most out of Fall Convention

Prepping your students to get the most out of Fall Convention

Anna Horton, Secretary
October 6, 2015
Filed under Blog

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...

Staying sane starts in the summer

Staying sane starts in the summer

Michelle Coro, Media Adviser, Desert Vista HS
September 1, 2015
Filed under Blog

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
Filed under Blog, Showcase

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...

What the judges had to say

Kristy Roschke
December 8, 2013
Filed under Blog, Contests

The professional journalists who judged the Fall 2012 and 2013 AIPA Contests offered some valuable insight into how they selected their winners. Below is a summary of the comments we received (note: we did not receive commentary for all categories): News Writing Award winners wrote timely stories fi...

AIPA Convention Parking

September 15, 2013
Filed under Blog

Buses can drop students off on Normal Avenue, off of Apache Boulevard next to the parking structure. Due to limited space, buses will need to park off campus after dropping off on Normal Avenue.

Resources for advisers, students

August 19, 2013
Filed under Blog

In Mentoring Matters, LeAnne Wiseman, director of the Youth Journalism Initiative for the American Society of Newspaper Editors, provides a nearly "one-stop shopping list" of resources for high school journalism advisers and students. http://jeamentoring.org/2013/06/17/asne-services-high-school-media/...

Benefits of conventions

Benefits of conventions

Kris Urban
August 18, 2013
Filed under Blog

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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