Center for Scholastic Journalism Hosts Educators to Revise Principal’s Guide
Members of the Journalism Education Association (JEA) Scholastic Press Rights Commission and Quill and Scroll International Honor Society convened at Franklin Hall from February 28 through March 3 to work with CSJ Director Candace Perkins Bowen, Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism Mark Goodman, and Adjunct Professor John Bowen to revise the Principal’s Guide to Scholastic Journalism.
“Parts of the guidebook are now dated,” John Bowen said. “For example, the section on media ethics is now dated, and there is no section on the use of social media. Given the growing use of online resources, we need to expand the currency and reach of the book by making it interactive and involving social media approaches.”
Perkins Bowen noted, “We also want to tie the points of the book to new educational standards and show the value of high school media in relation to new educational initiatives.”
Those attending are: H.L. Hall, an instructor in JMC’s online master’s program and a former Dow Jones Newspaper Fund High School Journalism Teacher of the Year; Sarah Nichols, an instructor in JMC’s online program, JEA vice president and a journalism teacher from Whitney High School in Rocklin, California; Marina Hendricks, the first graduate of the online journalism educator master’s program, who is in charge of the Communications and Young Readers at American Press Institute; Jane Blystone, director of Graduate Secondary Education at Mercyhurst College in Pennsylvania; Megan Fromm, PhD, and a former adviser now living in Germany; Lori Keekley, adviser at St. Louis Park High School in Minnesota and Vanessa Shelton, executive director of Quill and Scroll International Honor Society at University of Iowa.