RESOURCES FOR TEACHING JOURNALISM
October - Risk Takers
Oct. 8 | 6 p.m., Introduction to Illustrator, Courtney Hanks, (Zoom/Facebook)
Oct. 15| 6 p.m., Q&A with Jillian Ramos, content creator for ABC, (Zoom)
Oct. 22| 6 p.m., How's it going? Adviser check-in with Callie Williams, (Zoom)
Oct. 24| STATE WORKSHOP
Oct. 26| Student Spotlight deadline (submission link)
Oct. 29| 6 p.m., Student Spotlight session
September - Back to School
Sept. 3 | 6 p.m., Classroom Culture/Team Building roundtable, Callie Williams, (recorded session)
Sept. 10| 7 p.m., New Adviser Support (recorded session)
Sept. 17| 5 p.m., David Furones, Miami Hurricanes Beat writer for the Sun Sentinel, Q&A (fspascholasticpress on Instagram)
Sept. 21 | Student Spotlight deadline (submission link)
Sept. 24 | 6 p.m., Student Spotlight
July/August - Scholastic Journalism During the Coronavirus
July 30 | 6 p.m., USF Professor Wayne Garcia
Aug. 6 | 6 p.m., Adviser Roundtable (recorded Session)
7 p.m., Student Roundtable
Aug. 13 | 6 p.m., Ask a pro journalist anything, Jonathan Borge, fmr editor at Oprah.com, Marie Claire & UM (recorded session)
Aug. 20 | Student Spotlight Session
Aug. 27 | 6 p.m., JEA, FSPA help session (recorded Session)
| 7 p.m., yearbook theme w/Courtney Hanks (Facebook)
A variety of resources for JEA members ($65 per year) for classroom use across all publications. Lots of detailed lesson plans and handouts.
Specific resources for broadcast teachers for classroom use. A wide range of video sessions and lesson plans for broadcast programs of all levels.
Poynter (home to PolitiFact, MediaWise and others) is a great resource for any journalism program, and especially newspaper. After registering, advisers and students can find a number of free, self-paced courses covering a variety of writing and reporting topics.
Yearbook publishing company with organized units containing handouts and lessons mainly focused on yearbook, but applicable to any journalism program.
Yearbook publishing and photography company with adviser resource page of distance learning opportunities and a variety of other digital resources
Yearbook publishing company with new adviser resources and extensive collection of instructional podcasts
STAFF & CLASS SETUP
Advising 101| Sarah Bristow, Leonard's - Basic tools for yearbook advisers
More Together| Tina Cleavlin, Josten's - Practical tips for getting your yearbook staff to work together.
Yearbook Staff Recruitment| Mallory Padgett, Leonard's - How to promote your yearbook program and recruit staff.
Making the Most of Journalism I| Susan McNulty, J.W. Mitchell High - Adviser tips on how to run a productive Journalism I class.
Plays Well with Others| Michael Malcom-Bjorklund, Columbia High - How to build a harmonious communications environment.
21 Things to Do to Prepare| Samantha Bott, Aledo High School (Texas) - Even from home, you can still get ready for the 2021 yearbook
How to Set Staffers Up for Success| Bridgette Norris, William R. Boone High School - Tips for preparing a staff full of new students for a successful year.
It's All in the Approach| Emily Pyatt Arnold, Aledo High School (Texas) - Take a step in the WRITE direction and learn good reporting skills.InDesign Basics - Document Setup| Katie Turkleson, Lake Brantley High - A basic guide for getting started in InDesign.
How to Write a Review| Amelia Foster, Robinson High - Winning tips for writing reviews from a Best of the Best nominee.
The Art of Writing the Headline | Rick Brunson, UCF - This session will uncover the mysteries of headline writing and show you how to tell and sell the story.
Essential Photography Habits| Hayes Davis, Leonard's - Photo tips for photographers with some prior experience
Spin the Wheel| Michael Malcom-Bjorklund, Columbia High - Color theory and trends for designers of all types.
Concept Development| Jeff Moffitt, Josten's - Ways to develop a theme for your yearbook which will tell the story of an entire year
Content-Driven Coverage | Mike Taylor and Sabrina Schmidt, Walsworth - Let what's on your yearbook spread determine the layout. A guide for yearbook staffers taking design to the next level.
How to Host a Poetry Slam| Jordyn Dees, Steinbrenner High - How you can host a poetry slam and build a following at your school.
On Photography: Back in Black (and White)| Kally Malcom, University of North Florida - Using the power of black and white photography in modern image-making.
BEST OF THE BEST BREAKDOWNS
Best of Best Photography | Courtney Hanks, University High - Breaks down top photo entries in the 2020 Spring Digital contests
Best of Best Design | Courtney Hanks, University High - Breaks down top photo entries in the 2020 Spring Digital contests
Best of the Best Broadcast | Omar Delgado & Cristina Insua, CCNN Live - A look a the top broadcast entries for FSPA's Spring Digital contests.
Best of Best Theme Development | Sarah Tricano, Past FSPA President - Evaluates top entries in FSPA's Spring Digital Theme Package contest