Friday, March 24, 2006

Suggestions for postings on this site...

We'd love your feedback about this weblog - what would you like to have discussions about? Post your ideas here.

Journalism GLEs and EALRs

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) approved Washington State Journalism Curriculum Guidelines list them as Goals. Today, teachers must list them as either Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) or as Grade Level Expectations (GLEs).
This is just one example of the many resources WJEA
has to offer — consider becoming a member.


Many of us have questioned the longevity of newspaper design and the "paper" papers. Read the thought-provoking study by Mark Friesen, a news designer at The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon for a true conversation piece ::

So many resources are available for design, but here are a couple of great sites to check out:

• Society for News Design ::
• The Society of Publication Designers ::

Journalism Advising Jobs in Washington

Know of a journalism position opening? Post it here!

High School Editor's Diary

This is a blogspot for your editors to exchange their ideas about any appropriate publication-related topics (thought they most likely will want to set up their own, if they haven't already).

Facing Censorship

While we always suggest contacting the Student Press Law Center, our pool of active advisers are all more than willing to lend an ear and offer resources to you. Feel free to post issues you're facing here.

Teach Free Speech

This is an area for advisers to offer suggestions about teaching freedom of expression to your students and colleagues. Ideas might include lesson plans, links, reflections about successful lessons, and so on.

Teaching Tools/Links

Just what the title says... Here are some great places to start. Please, add more.

American Society of Newspaper Editors
... And High School Journalism from ASNE

Journalism Education Association

National Scholastic Press Association -

Washington Journalism Education Association

Student Press Law Center

Poynter Institute

For Design:
Society for News Design

The Society of Publication Designers

Scholastic Events

Feel free to comment or follow up about events you plan to attend, have attended, and/or suggest events you'd like to see the WJEA consider hosting. To see information about the events themselves? Hey, you've gotta see