Save The Date – Spring 2018 Loyola/JEA Conference

The Spring 2018 Loyola/JEA Louisiana State Conference will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018. This will be a one-day conference filled with sessions on broadcast, online, yearbook, newspaper and social media for high school journalism students.

The conference will also host the first Louisiana JEA Journalist of the Year (JOY) and Tom Bell Silver Scribe Contests. The Louisiana JEA JOY will represent Louisiana at the JEA National Conference in San Francisco in April of 2018.

The Louisiana Journalist of the Year will also be offered a full-tuition scholarship to the Loyola School of Mass Communication. The guidelines for eligibility will follow the JEA National JOY criteria.

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Fall 2017 Conference Is In The Books!

Thanks to all the advisers, students and presenters that participated in the first ever Loyola/JEA Louisiana State Conference. We had nearly 150 participants. It was a good day with plenty of informative presentations given by members of the New Orleans Press Club, industry professionals and Loyola School of Mass Communication Faculty.

Here is a list of participating schools and we hope to have even more for the Spring 2018 Conference.

  • Academy of Our Lady – Marrero
  • Archbishop Chapelle High School – Metairie
  • Ellender High School – Houma
  • Jesuit High School – New Orleans
  • Mount Carmel Academy – New Orleans
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal School – Metairie
  • St. Paul’s School – Covington
  • St. Scholastica Academy – Covington
  • Riverdale High School – Jefferson

Registration is OPEN for Loyola/JEA Fall Conference

Registration for the Fall 2017 Loyola University New Orleans/Journalism Education Association conference is now open.  The event will be held on the Loyola Campus primarily in the Danna Student Center and Monroe Library.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION

The event is open to High School Journalism programs in yearbook, broadcast, online and newspaper programs in Louisiana. Cost is $25 per student and adviser and includes lunch and a conference t-shirt.

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Checkin from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in Danna Student Center, St. Charles Room
  • Conference begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Session Times are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Sessions will be held in Danna Center and Monroe Library
  • 50 Minute campus tours will be available
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Bus drop-off area at the corner of Calhoun St. & St. Charles Ave.
  • Sorry, no onsite bus parking available
  • $25 cost per Adviser & Student
  • Cost includes lunch and conference t-shirt

For more information please contact Albert Dupont at 504-865-2653 or jea.louisiana@gmail.com

JEA Louisiana Planning Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Conference

SAVE THE DATE

Loyola University New Orleans is offering a fall and spring one-day conference for high school journalism students and advisers on campus to replace the prestigious Silver Scribe Journalism Contest.

This will be through the Journalism Education Association — a National scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers.

Our dates are Thursday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Jan. 25, both 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The sessions are geared to yearbook, newspaper, online and broadcast journalism students and advisers. In the September session, we will give you information that you and your students can use during the school year.  

Proposed sessions would include digital storytelling, photography, videography, interviewing techniques, creating online portfolios, social media strategies, headline and summary writing, critical review, etc.

In January, we will have a journalism competition focusing on the same skills.  During this competition, we will award the JEA Louisiana State Journalist of the Year and the Tom Bell Loyola University Silver Scribe awards. The JEA Louisiana State Journalist of the Year would represent Louisiana in the JEA Spring 2018 National Convention in San Francisco.  

I appreciate any feedback that you have on the proposed conference and if this is something you would be interested in attending with your students.

For more information on the JEA and the Loyola University School of Mass Communication please take a look at the following links:

Journalism Education Association
JEA Digital Media Site
Loyola University School of Mass Communication

Thank You,
Albert Dupont Jr.
JEA Louisiana State Director

Technology Coordinator
Loyola University New Orleans
School of Mass Communication
Campus Box 201
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Email: jea.louisiana@gmail.com and afdupont@loyno.edu
Office: 504-865-2653
Cell: 504-465-0637

Presenting Session at JEA/NSPA Conference

Please join me on Friday, November 11 at 1pm in Room 304 for a Broadcast Advisers Roundtable discussion.  Hoping for some lively discussion, idea sharing and making connections.

On Saturday, November 12th I will be presenting a session on “Preparing to be a Broadcast News Anchor.”  … Stay Classy Indy!!!

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FREE Fall Journalism Workshop for Louisiana and Mississippi

The Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association is sponsoring a one day FREE workshop for newspaper, yearbook, website and magazine high school students and advisors.

Session topics include: page design, social media, writing, law and ethics, photo storytelling, advising, leadership, deadline strategies, stories with impact and trends.

The workshop will take place Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Lafayette High School in Oxford, Mississippi from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  To register please email morgan@go.olemiss.edu by August 26th.

Click here ->JEA Fall 2016 Workshop to download a PDF Flyer with more information.

JEA-Workshop

Live Streaming with YouTube

youtube1With graduation “season” looming you may have thought about streaming your school’s graduation ceremony online.

I recently wrote an article for the Journalism Education Association’s Digital Media Website on how to stream with a NewTek Tricaster on YouTube, but the setup would work with other systems besides the Tricaster.

For the 2016 Destrehan and Hahnville Graduations we will be using a MacBook Pro Laptop with a Blackmagic Design Mini-Recorder with a Thunderbolt connection.  To get the signal to the web we will be using the free version on Wirecast.

Click Here -> Article for JEA Digital Media’s Website

WELCOME TO THE JEA LOUISIANA WEBSITE

My name is Albert Dupont and I am currently the Technology Coordinator for the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University in New Orleans and the JEA Louisiana State Director.

From August 2005 – March of 2017 I was a Teacher at the St. Charles Parish Public Schools Satellite Center in Luling, LA.  I taught Advanced TV Broadcasting to students who attend Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools and was the Adviser for the Press Play Productions Program.  Press Play Productions is a student-run, student-led, broadcast production program.

Before becoming a Teacher, I spent nearly 17 years in broadcasting at KATC-TV, WAFB-TV and WVUE-TV as a news producer, videographer and editor.

Dupont_2015I became involved in the Journalism Education Association a few years ago after attending the Spring 2014 Convention in San Diego.  I was hooked!  The JEA Convention opened my eyes to the many opportunities and resources that are available to broadcasting teachers and students.

My first involvement was writing a few posts for the JEA Digital Media Website and also attending some of their National Conferences.  I was able to bring students to the Spring 2015 Convention in Denver and recently brought two Students to the Spring 2016 Convention in Los Angeles.  I was also able to present sessions at the Fall 2017 JEA Conference in Indianapolis.

I was named the Louisiana State Director for the JEA in January of 2016 and look forward to growing the organization in Louisiana for Yearbook, Newspaper, Online and Broadcast High School and Middle School programs.JEA_4c

Journalism is not dead!  In fact I believe it is stronger than ever with more and more people, especially students, having access to storytelling tools and a potential worldwide audience.  Journalism is evolving, and as Journalism Teachers we have to stay on top of the current technologies and platforms to better prepare our Students who are the next generation of Journalists.