Archive for the ‘Scholastic’ Category

Tinker remembers her 1965 protest

August 9, 2013

Mary Beth Tinker

By David W. Bulla

WASHINGTON, D.C.—She remembers it like it happened yesterday, the day Mary Beth Tinker got suspended for her sympathy for Robert F. Kennedy’s call for a Christmas truce in Vietnam. The year was 1965, and the place was Harding Junior High School in Des Moines, Iowa. (more…)

Mary Beth Tinker speaks at Capital Teach-In

August 7, 2013

Mary Beth Tinker, one of the plaintiffs in the 1969 U.S. Supreme Court decision Tinker v. Des Moines, talks to teachers at the AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division Capital Teach-In at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Tinker talked about her decision to wear a black armband to school in 1965, which resulted in her being suspended. The ACLU offered to cover her parents’ legal fees, and the case wound its way through the courts. “I was a good girl, had good grades and was a minister’s daughter. I wasn’t sure I should wear the armband,” she said. But she did, and her mathematics teacher informed her that she had violated her school’s code of conduct.  (Photo by David W. Bulla)

SPLC director LoMonte sees dual purpose for journalism education

August 7, 2013
Frank LoMonte speaks at the Capital Teach-In at George Washington University. (Photo by David W. Bulla0

Frank LoMonte speaks at the Capital Teach-In at George Washington University. (Photo by David W. Bulla0

By David W. Bulla

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Frank LoMonte is a mass communication legal expert. The executive director of the Student Press Law Center, LoMonte specializes in freedom of the press for student journalists at the high school and college level. (more…)

Scholastic Source for Summer 2013

August 2, 2013

Here is the latest issue of Scholastic Source, the newsletter of the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC:


Scholastic Journalism events at the upcoming AEJMC conference in Washington, D.C.

July 26, 2013

Here is a list of events for the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC at the 2013 Conference in Washington, D.C., in August: (more…)

UNC’s Hill wins Dave Adams Educator Award

July 13, 2013

By Karen Flowers

Monica Hill, director of the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA), will receive the Scholastic Journalism Division’s David Adams Journalism Educator of the Year Award during the SJD’s business meeting at the AEJMC convention in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 9.

Monica Hilla

Monica Hilla

Hill is a national leader in journalism education. She has contributed as either chair, board member, committee member or judge to the work of every national scholastic journalism organization.

“Colleagues from across the country seek Monica’s input and engagement for the unique attributes she brings to their organizations: level-headedness, an unflagging work ethic, Southern-style diplomacy, and an intimate knowledge of the issues facing journalism students and advisers,” said Peter Bobkowski, assistant professor at the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism who worked as Hill’s graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2006.  “Monica may not say much during board and committee meetings but when she does speak, people listen.” (more…)

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

June 28, 2013

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. (more…)

Clark, Konkle will be honored in D.C. for their research by Scholastic Journalism Division

June 27, 2013

By Adam Maksl

Research to be presented during Scholastic Journalism Division sessions at the AEJMC Conference in Washington, D.C., in August again focuses on the most pressing social, historical and digital media-oriented issues in scholastic and collegiate journalism education.

Two traditional research sessions and a scholar-to-scholar poster session will include papers exploring the role of digital and social media in the student press, the effect of school racial demographics on the presence of student media, and a review of how college students use newspapers, just to name of few. In total, 12 different researchers will present eight papers. (more…)

N.C. A&T’s Callahan wins Knight Award

June 27, 2013

By Cheryl Pell



A faculty member at North Carolina A&T State University is this year’s recipient of the AEJMC Robert P. Knight Multicultural Recruitment Award.

Linda Florence Callahan, Ph.D., was selected to receive the award because she is a strong advocate for diversity in journalism. She has encouraged, advised, and supported under-represented students in journalism for more than three decades at five different universities.

In 1997 she founded a regional workshop for high school students in Greensboro in partnership with the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association. The workshop continues to this day with Callahan taking the lead every year. (more…)

Hazelwood panels highlight Washington conference

May 30, 2013

By David W. Bulla

A pair of panels devoted to the 1988 Hazelwood U.S. Supreme Court case will be the featured events for the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC at the 2013 conference in Washington, D.C., in August. The conference will feature another key figure in student civil rights history, Mary Beth Tinker, who will give a talk to the division. (more…)