Posts Tagged ‘Frank LoMonte’

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…)

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…)

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…)

Iowa State hosts 11th First Amendment Day

April 11, 2013

Iowa State University’s journalism school will host its 11th First Amendment Day on Thursday, April 11, in Ames, Iowa.

It is an annual celebration of the civil rights enshrined in the nation’s first constitutional amendment, including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and right to criticize public figures and government officials. (more…)

AEJMC notebook

August 23, 2012

Chicago Defender’s Michael House makes a point during his MAC-SCHJ Luncheon talk. (Photo by David W. Bulla)

By DAVID W. BULLA

Here are a few news tidbits for the Scholastic Journalism Division gathered at the 2012 AEJMC convention in Chicago. It was held Aug. 8-12 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Hotel on Michigan Avenue … (more…)

Pell to give honors lecture at Chicago convention

July 2, 2012

Cheryl Pell

By DAVID BULLA

The 100th anniversary convention for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication is just five weeks away, and for the Scholastic Journalism Division the highlight of the Chicago conference will be the honors lecture by Cheryl Pell.

Pell recently retired as the executive director of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association after a quarter of a century at the helm and is long-time member of the Scholastic Journalism Division of AEJMC. Pell is also a member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame and an AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division Educator of the Year winner. She said she is most proud of helping create a climate where scholastic journalism could grow in Michigan. (more…)

UNC-Chapel Hill to celebrate First Amendment

September 28, 2010

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate its second annual First Amendment Day on Thursday, Sept. 30.  (more…)