JEA/NSPA convention promotes change for student media

I’m attending the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention in Washington, D.C., with 6,300 high school journalism and teachers.

The standard sessions on yearbook theme and newspaper design contests are on the program, but the winds of change are in the air.

At the scholastic press association directors roundtable, our major topic was organizational change One proposal was providing free memberships for scholastic press organizations and thn making money from special services, such as workshops and Web materials behind a password.

This convention had more sessions on digital media. My session on Creating Video for the Web was attended by newspaper and yearbook students and teachers. I helped Judy Robinson with a hands-on podcasting session that was full and with mainly non-broadcast students and teachers who want to include podcasting as a component of their print product.

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