Journalism teachers and publication/media advisers can receive three hours of graduate credit — for free. JOMC 491, “Teaching Online News in the Secondary School,” will be offered July 6-12. The course will be taught in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Current journalism teachers and publication/online media advisers — and those who may soon find themselves teaching journalism — are encouraged to apply.
NCSMA’s Journalism Education Fellowship Program allows teachers to enroll in a short-term summer course. N.C. journalism teachers and media advisers can apply for free in-state tuition, free lodging and free books on a first-come, first-served basis. (These fellowships are valued at $1,230 each.)
The course in teaching online news will be taught by Professor Ryan Thornburg, online news faculty at UNC-CH.
The course will cover online publishing technologies, search engine optimization, writing for the Web, WordPress basics, using social media for news, designing and hosting a site, video and audio basics and more.
NCSMA offers this free in-state tuition opportunity through its NCSMA Teacher Fellows Program. To inquire about fellowships covering tuition, residence hall accommodations and books, contact Monica Hill at 1-888-562-6276 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Act soon. Fellowship applications must be postmarked by May 15.
N.C. Scholastic Media Association also invites teachers and students across the state to the annual Summer Institute, June 16-19 at UNC-Chapel Hill. For registration information, go toncsma.unc.edu