Tag Archives: AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division

Jeff Klinkenberg shares how he approaches interviewing and writing for his stories

Jeff Klinkenberg distributed a packet of his stories — published in The Tampa Bay Times and many destined to be published in another collection of his much admired feature stories. He then told us about those stories and the behind-the-scenes of getting those stories. He asks the questions that he knows that we, as teachers […]

Kenny Irby

Poynter’s Kenny Irby encourages group to promote discussion of diversity in our classes

Kenny Irby is asking us to get out of our “comfort zone” to talk about diversity. “No progress without struggle, “ he reminded us. He said that in the academy,  we need to be willing to have difficult conversations about diversity. When we use a case study or example to promote discussion of diversity, here […]

Curriculum Panel 2

Panel discuss tailoring the curriculum to the realities of the 21st century

by Casey Kochey The second session  on today’s agenda at the Scholastic Journalism Division’s AEJMC midwinter meeting is a panel discussion, titled “Where do we go from here?” focusing on developing relevant journalism curricula for the 21st century. The panelists – Vanessa Shelton, Bonnie Layton, Karla Kennedy and Julie Dodd – shared some general thoughts on […]

AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division kicks off meeting at Poynter Institute

The sun is shining. The temperatures are in the high 70s. A light breeze is blowing. Great weather for the start of our mid-winter meeting at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg. David Bulla, division head, has welcomed us and asked everyone to introduce themselves. With a few announcements about sessions and evening meals, we’re […]