Tinker, LoMonte and Austin highlight AEJMC Scholastic Division’s Capital Teach-In

By David Bulla

Mary Beth Tinker

Mary Beth Tinker

The Capital Teach-In will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. It is sponsored by the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Heading this year’s instructors are Mary Beth Tinker, Frank LoMonte and Ellen Austin. Tinker was one of the plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines (1969); LoMonte serves as executive director of the Student Press Law Center; and Austin was the 2012 Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Teacher of the Year.

Also teaching will be Allissa Richardson of Bowie State University. Her speciality is mobile journalism.

There also will be a roundtable discussion with professional journalists.

The event will take place at the GW School of Media and Public Affairs. It starts at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.

High school journalism teachers in Washington, Northern Virginia and Maryland are encouraged to attend the free one-day workshop. Lunch is included, and there will be refreshments from GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs at the morning break.

To sign up, go to the following and complete the form: bit.ly/teach13.

The National Scholastic Press Association is helping coordinate the Teach-In, which is annual event that occurs on the day before the AEJMC national convention. This is the 11th year of the Teach-In.

After the teaching sessions, there will be a tour of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs at 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Dr. Calvin L. Hall (Calvin L. Hall hallcl@appstate.edu) at Appalachian State University.

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