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Submissions for Making a Difference, 2015

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Blog, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

by Jane Blystone
Advisers, as you prepare for the end of year contest submissions, consider entering student work in the JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission Making a Difference project. You can fill out this online form and upload documents for consideration for publication. Making a Difference Submissionssprclogo

We published our first copy of Making a Difference in hard copy in 1988 because of the Hazelwood malaise. In that version, now downloadable, we highlighted scholastic reporting that demonstrated  student journalism did not need the heavy hard of prior review and censorship. That tradition continues today and will continue so long as students continue to take their roles seriously and professionally.

In 2012, we committed ourselves to updating the project, hoping to show student journalism had not succumbed to Hazelwood.

We have seen some great work by student journalists across the country covering some intense topics. Let’s show the country what great work student journalists are doing that rivals work done by professional journalists.

This is the TINY URL if the link does not work.  http://tinyurl.com/nqpclzh
See past submissions here.
 
If you have questions, email me off list at jane.blystone@gmail.com
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Show us how you Make a Difference

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Blog, Hazelwood, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching, Uncategorized | 0 comments

by Jane Blystone
Advisers, as you prepare for the end of year contest submissions, consider entering student work in the JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission Making a Difference project.hazelwoodcolor

Fill out this online form and upload documents for consideration for publication.
http://tinyurl.com/bmz6m5r

We have seen some great work by student journalists across covering some intense topics. Let’s show the country what great work student journalists are doing that rivals work done by professional journalists.

Look at earlier submissions here.

Deadline is June 30, 2013. 

If you have questions email me at jane.blystone@gmail.com

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Showcasing journalism’s energies..standing out in a crowd

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in Blog, Hazelwood, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching, Uncategorized | 0 comments

An amazing number of advisers and students celebrated their creativity and willingness to engage in the viral potential of the Harlem Shake and Gangnam Style crazes recently. True student work should be celebrated and encouraged.hazelwoodcolor

But wouldn’t it be nice – and appropriate – if journalism programs, no matter their platforms, would jumpstart journalistic excellence by devoting the same attitude and enthusiasm for publishing coverage that exhibits depth and substantive reporting skills?

At a time when we seek a Cure for Hazelwood, we need to showcase our best journalistic skills as much as those designed to entertain.

A slightly beleaguered Scholastic Press Rights chairperson

 

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