Tag Archives: JEA convention

JEA mentor is Yearbook Adviser of the Year

Linda Drake received the award @ the awards luncheon. With insights, humor and a few tears, Linda told of the rewards and challenges of teaching in her rural Kansas high school where the 140 students are really outnumbered by the cows in the county.

Trying to figure out the future of the media

Arizona State’s new Cronkite School is the site for JEA multimedia and broadcast sessions.

Talking about Mentoring Program

Linda Barrington and I explained the new mentor stipend scholarship fund at the Scholastic Press Association roundtable. Representatives from more than 20 scholastic press organizations attended.

Judges’ dinner at JEA/NSPA convention

Dinner visit with Cheryl Pell from MIPA, Judy Robinson and JEA officers Bob Bair and Ann Visser. The dinner was part of the judging process at the convention. Judy and I judged the podcast entries.

Judging JEA Write-offs

Kay Phillips (North Carolina) and other mentors helped in judging JEA write-offs. For those of you who know Kay, you’ll know her judging category — copy editing. While serving as the director of the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association, Kay taught the Grammar Slammer at UNC.

Hands-on podcasting training

Judy Robinson discussed podcasting resources and taught Audacity for audio editing. Half of the those attending this hands-on computer session were our JEA mentors. Yesterday they learned to record audio files. Today they learned how to download the files to a computer and edit the files.

Learning new technology skills

Teamwork – Babs Erikson (Illinois) and Katharine Swan (California), in stripped blouse, download audio files they’ve recorded at the JEA/NSPA convention as part of audio training for mentors.

Tips on mentoring at a distance

Patty Turley (Oregon) and I led a session on Mentoring at a Distance (DM on the chart) using a Jeporady game approach. These were our categories. Before the session I went to iTunes and downloaded the Jeporady theme music to play to get us in the spirit. A few tips from the session: Face-to-face contact […]

Roundtable discussion without a roundtable

Swapping mentoring stories – Mentors & friends enjoyed dinner and talking about mentoring in their states.

JEA Mentoring Committee and Mentors

The first training session for the 10 new mentors was held at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Convention in Philadelphia, November 2007. The JEA Mentoring Committee and mentors (with the mentor’s state) are — Front: Georgia Dunn (Ohio), Dianne Gum (Colorado), Bill Flechtner (Oregon), Linda Barrington and Julie Dodd; Middle: Sandy Jacoby (Wisconsin), […]