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Episode 38: Students Unmute Themselves, Part Three

Episode 38: Students Unmute Themselves, Part Three

February 24, 2022

It’s finally Scholastic Journalism Week across the United States. Today, Thursday, Feb. 24, is also Student Press Freedom Day.

This year’s Scholastic Journalism Week theme is “Amplifying Voices,” and that’s what this podcast — along with Episode 36 and Episode 37 — do. The voices we’ll amplify are those of the Quill and Scroll Student Advisory Board.

In this episode, you’ll hear from four young journalists who are working to make their communities a better place. They are McKenna Hudson from Saint Charles, Missouri; sisters Kasey and Riley Thompson of Harrisonburg, Virginia; and Melissa Liu of Johns Creek, Georgia.

You’ll hear them talk of the important stories they’re working on and their Quill and Scroll projects, both in their own communities and as part of the national Student Advisory Board.

In addition, they’ll address Student Press Freedom Day and its theme — Unmute Yourself.

Episode 37: Students Unmute Themselves, Part Two

Episode 37: Students Unmute Themselves, Part Two

February 18, 2022

On Sunday, Feb. 20, Scholastic Journalism Week begins across the United States.

This year’s theme is “Amplifying Voices,” and that’s what this podcast — along with one released last week and another in the next few days — will do. The voices we’ll amplify are those of the Quill and Scroll Student Advisory Board.

In this episode, you’ll hear from three young journalists who are working to make their communities a better place. They are Sandra Koretz from Los Angeles, California; Aric Shah from Austin, Texas; and Caroline Mascardo from Iowa City, Iowa.

You’ll hear them talk of the important stories they’re working on and their future in journalism. In addition, they’ll address another important part of Scholastic Journalism Week — Student Press Freedom Day. This year’s Student Press Freedom Day theme is Unmute Yourself.

For more information about Scholastic Journalism Week and Student Press Freedom Day, please visit the Journalism Education Association and the Student Press Law Center. And as always, go to Quill-and-Scroll.org to learn more about the great work that student journalists are doing and about how you can honor your students for their exemplary work covering their communities.

Stay tuned for Parts Three of this series due on Thursday, Feb. 24, which is Student Press Freedom Day.

Episode 36: Students Unmute Themselves: Part I

Episode 36: Students Unmute Themselves: Part I

February 15, 2022

We’re at a time in our country when local newsrooms are being hollowed out by rapacious hedge funds and other corporate entities that have no interest in local journalism. Because of that, the work being done by student journalists — at universities, colleges and high schools — takes on even more importance. I mean, if a professional newspaper or broadcast entity can’t cover the local school board because they don’t have the person power, often the only newsroom left to do so is a student newsroom.

On Sunday, Feb. 20, we shine a light on their work because it’s Scholastic Journalism Week across the United States.

This year’s theme is "Amplifying Voices," and that’s what this podcast — along with two more released in the next few days — will do. The voices we’ll amplify are those of the Quill and Scroll Student Advisory Board.

In this episode, you’ll hear from four young journalists who are working to make their communities a better place — They are — Aleen Gul from McLean, Virginia; Kathleen Ortiz from Kingwood Park, Texas; Emma Diehl from Trinity, Florida; and Kate Farr from Antwerp, Ohio.

You’ll hear them talk of the important stories they’re working on and their future in journalism.

In addition, they’ll address another important part of Scholastic Journalism Week — Student Press Freedom Day. This year’s Student Press Freedom Day theme is #unmuteyourself.

 

Enjoy.

Episode 35: Ethics with Patrick Johnson, Part Two

Episode 35: Ethics with Patrick Johnson, Part Two

February 1, 2022

In the follow-up to last week's show, scholar and journalism adviser Patrick Johnson finishes his talk with Lauren White about ethics in journalism, specifically how to discern the best possible version of the truth, and how friendship can be both a help and a hindrance.

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Episode 34: Ethics with Patrick Johnson, Part One

Episode 34: Ethics with Patrick Johnson, Part One

January 25, 2022

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Lauren White interviews scholar, journalism adviser and all-around ethical guy Patrick Johnson about Quill and Scroll's eight principles and how they intersect with journalistic codes of ethics. He tells some compelling personal stories and provides student-journalists with some valuable advice. This is the first of two. Check for Episode 35 in early February.

Episode 33: Covering Politics in High School and at College

Episode 33: Covering Politics in High School and at College

December 10, 2021

Host Lauren White talks about politics with two reporters from The Daily Iowan newspaper at the University of Iowa — Editor Caleb McCullough and reporter Natalie Dunlap. Caleb and Natalie discuss their time as high school journalists and all the things they've learned about political reporting since starting at the DI.

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Episode 32: Walker Watson and DocuFriends

Episode 32: Walker Watson and DocuFriends

October 15, 2021

In this episode, listen to the story of Mira Costa HS senior Walker Watson and his efforts teaching elementary-age students in Southern California about how to produce good journalism. His work embodies the Quill and Scroll principle of "friendship."

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Episode 31: Jack Kennedy on critiques

Episode 31: Jack Kennedy on critiques

April 27, 2021

Quill and Scroll board member and former JEA president Jack Kennedy visits with Sylvia Clubb about the importance of news media and yearbook critiques, specifically the value of the Quill and Scroll News Media Evaluation service. The deadline for entering is June 15, but there's no need to wait if you're ready to enter. The world's top news media earn the coveted Gallup Award.

There are four different types of evaluation:

  • Single news medium (newspaper, news magazine, online site) with extensive comments for students and advisers
  • Multimedia news operation (all of the above) with extensive comments
  • Single news medium, ratings only (No comments)
  • Multimedia news operation, ratings only (No comments)
Episode 30: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Episode 30: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

April 21, 2021

Writer, novelist, memoirist and poet Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg joins Jeff Browne to talk about sports writing — specifically how sports memoir and sports profiles can be enlivened by looking to poetic and literary devices to make your work sing on the screen or page. Mirriam-Goldberg is the former poet laureate for the state of Kansas, serving from 2009-2013, the same time that Browne was on the journalism faculty at the University of Kansas.

Episode 29: JEA President Sarah Nichols

Episode 29: JEA President Sarah Nichols

March 8, 2021

We welcome Sarah Nichols to the SOURCE, and she obliges by discussing how she uses Quill and Scroll's eight guiding principles as lessons for her students to share. In addition, you'll hear about managing JEA during the pandemic, the status of the JEA Advisers Institute, the National High School Journalism Conference and so much more.

It's required listening if you're in scholastic journalism or care about it.

Your host is Sylvia Clubb

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