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Weekly Newsletter Archives

Welcome, current Journalism Education Association members. Please feel free to use the lessons below. You’ll note they’re organized chronologically (as they were published) with links to downloadable interactive PDFs. I’ve also included short descriptions of the content included inside each issue to make content easier to find.

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Questions? Contact Jim Streisel, MJE

Past Issues

JEA Curriculum Newsletter Issue 1 (Aug. 14 to 20, 2023)
Weekly lesson: Localization (Canadian wildfires); JEA lesson: Elements of news; Bell Ringer: Daily oral language with Jim Streisel, MJE; Style help: Titles

JEA Curriculum Newsletter Issue 2 (Aug. 21 to 27, 2023)
Weekly lesson: Creating interview questions (Brandon Stanton, Humans of New York); JEA lesson: Interviewing practice; Team-builder: Creative self-portraits with Jim Woehrle, CJE; Style help: State names

JEA Curriculum Newsletter Issue 3 (Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, 2023)
Weekly lesson: The beat system; JEA lesson: Establishing relationships in beat reporting; Adviser advice: Kelsey E. Martin, CJE; Style help: Periods and commas

JEA Curriculum Newsletter Issue 4 (Sept. 4 to 10, 2023)
Weekly lesson: Meeting deadlines; JEA lesson: Organizing your staff; C:JET fall 2023 preview; Style help: Paragraph indentations/spacing

JEA Curriculum Newsletter Issue 5 (Sept. 11 to 17, 2023)
Weekly lesson: Finding profile stories; JEA lesson: Newsgathering for a profile story; Team-builder: Nameplates with Megan Kelley, North Platte (Nebraska) HS ; Style help: Spacing after periods

JEA Curriculum Newsletter Issue 6 (Sept. 18 to 24, 2023)
Weekly lesson: The First Amendment; JEA lesson: Overview of the First Amendment; Bell-ringer: Daily inspiration activities with Mitch Eden, MJE, Kirkwood (Missouri) HS, retired; Style help: Times

JEA Curriculum Newsletter Issue 7 (Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2023)
Weekly lesson: FERPA; JEA lesson: Researching essential media law cases; Team-builder: Giant tennis ball game with Jonathan Rogers, MJE, Iowa City (Iowa) HS; Style help: Affect v. effect