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Five Ws – Diversified!

By |November 5th, 2015|

One of the best school newspaper ideas is just getting back to the basics. The best way to start  gathering information is the 5 Ws (+H). As a journalist “Who”, “What”, “When”, “Where”, “Why” and “How” will become synonymous with breathing. While just about everyone can agree that these concepts are the basics to telling a […]

How to check jpeg photo resolution

By |September 16th, 2015|

We’re always telling you guys that we need “high resolution images”, but how can you check that?

On a Windows computer, simply right-click on your JPEG file and select “Properties”.

Next, select “Details”.

Under “Details” you can see your image resolution.

On a Mac computer, simply right-click or Ctrl+click on your JPEG file and select “Get Info”.

On the “Get […]

Application for Newspaper Staff

By |September 10th, 2015|

Need a comprehensive application for your staff?
Here ya go:

PDF Version

Word Version

8 Quotes for Young Journalists

By |July 30th, 2015|

Over the years, we have come across many quotes regarding journalism, both good and bad. Here are a few of the more meaningful ones that made an impact:

“Journalism can never be silent: That is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of […]

Getting Memorable Quotes – Tips from a Professional

By |July 29th, 2015|

Not everyone gives a good interview. You, as the interviewer, must guide the person you are talking to. Don Ray, Author of “No Questions Asked”, has come up with a great formula for extracting meaningful quotes from your interviews. Check this out:
The Don Ray Formula to Getting Great Quotations
Investigative journalist Don Ray, who spoke at […]

Who’s Who on Facebook (Part 1)

By |July 29th, 2015|

Check out these awesome organizations devoted to scholastic journalism.

Who to follow on Facebook:

Youth Journalism International
Youth Journalism International connects teen writers, artists and photographers with peers around the globe, teaches journalism, fosters cross-cultural understanding and promotes and defends a free youth press.
This go-to education site for students and teachers provides hundreds of lesson plans and resources […]

5 Books Every Journalism Adviser Needs

By |July 22nd, 2015|

Every adviser needs a well-rounded library!
Here is a list of the essentials:
1) Student Journalism & Media Literacy – Megan Fromm, Homer L. Hall and Aaron Manfull

2) Journalism of Ideas: Brainstorming, Developing and Selling Stories in the Digital Age – Daniel Reimold

3) The Associated Press Stylebook – The Associated Press

4) The Student Newspaper Survival Guide […]

Humor Columns – Engage, Amuse and Entertain

By |July 14th, 2015|

Humor and wit can be used in a publication to appeal to the reader’s emotions and intellect. While you will need to be careful not to over-use humor in your publication, satire and puns, humorous verse, anecdotes and parodies are just a few ways that a publication can engage readers when used correctly.
Here are a […]