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These pre-made presentations — while embedded in the lesson plans throughout the JEA curriculum — can also be adapted for use in your own classroom lectures. All presentations are .pptx files.


Dissecting design

Understanding typography


Alternative story forms

Review examples

Newspaper samples

Yearbook samples

Elements of good design

Layout sizes and newspaper terms

Anatomy of type


Color combinations


Choosing verbs

How to improve a cutline

Fact-checking like the pros

Copy editing symbols

Style notes

Active and passive voice

Verb tenses

Verb aspect

Verb mood

Marketing and Audience Engagement

Adding a publication

Don’t let your alum be mum

We built this community: A case study of a community-building journalism project

Advertising vs. fundraising

Ad sales, not bad sales! Planning ahead to sell ads and writing a script

Digital publicity


Ethics of social media

Blood, sweat and tears

Featuring…YOUR STORY!

Grand Blanc High School case study

Types of entrepreneurship

Market research

Sales and marketing concepts

Selling yearbooks

Understanding budgeting concerns

Publication branding

This brand is your brand: Developing your yearbook theme into your brand

Using social media effectively

Using statistical data

What is entrepreneurship

Writing for social media

Law and Ethics

Creating a mission statement

Tinker sample

Ethical reporting, day 1

Ethical reporting, day 2

Law versus ethics

Ethical situations

Copyright law

Freedom of information law

Libel law

Press freedom

Privacy law

Reporter’s privilege law

One ethical approach — red light, green light

Tuff formula

Leadership and Team Building

MBTI four-letter results background

Decorated classrooms around the country

Decorating your classroom


Basics of beginning a staff manual

Multimedia Broadcast

Audio in multimedia

Broadcast studio techniques

Lighting in multimedia broadcast

Multimedia broadcast portfolio

Script writing


Understanding the preproduction phase

Video basics: Shooting and editing

Video storytelling and advanced methods

Award-winning high school broadcast programs

Types of shots for video

Basic multimedia broadcast terms

News Gathering

Vocabulary terms

Journalistic research

Digital note-taking

Using databases

Big data on the Web

Descriptive statistics

Introduction to interviewing

Using the 5 W’s and H

The power of how and why

Interview with a pro

Question and answer interview

Reporting on sports

Reporting and interviewing in review

News judgment and looking at scenarios

News gathering for a profile

Note taking

Humans of New York storytelling

Using social media to cultivate coverage

Digital dictation

Intro to beat reporting

Nurturing relationships in beat reporting

Story pitch meetings

News Literacy

The tweet that crashed the stock market

Selective exposure

Advertising techniques

Citizen journalism

Mistaken identity

News covers history

Photo context

The business of news


Aspects of exposure

Capture the moment

Composition rules

Editing basics

Cropping for impact

10 questions to ask before taking a photo

Flash photography

Lighting techniques

Manipulated photos

Negative examples of photos

News and features photography

Sample photos different lenses

Sample sports photos

Sample tips and tricks portfolio

Social media photography

Tips for taking portraits

Using Adobe Bridge

Adjustment layers

Five things to spend your money on

10 questions to ask before taking a photo

30 questions to ask before taking a photo