Journo Adviser

Exploring the worlds where teaching, advising, and coding coincide.

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January 2013

Gather ‘Round the Campfire

January 23, 2013

I love my editors this year, and they’re one of the most talented groups I’ve taught, but man, are they bad at paying attention to me.  What was that over there? A shiny bauble?  What was I saying again… They come to class, and the first thing most of them do is migrate to the Read More

Looking towards WordPress 3.6

January 21, 2013

WordPress 3.6, which is slated to be released in late April 2013, has a series of improvements in the works that will surely be useful for scholastic journalism staffs as they use their WordPress sites.

The Accidental Adviser

January 18, 2013

I never intended to be a journalism adviser.  I took my first teaching job in a rural school in the middle of South Dakota, and, like many others who advise high-school publications, I was handed the newspaper advising responsibilities along with my first English classes.