Archives: JPROF

Happy birthday,

December 31, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: Home, JPROF, teaching journalism.

The image I had for during those first weeks was as a giant filing cabinet for information and resources I was gathering about journalism education and how to teach journalism. Journalism: Who, What, When, Where, Why and How had just been published by Allyn and Bacon, and I thought there might be a second edition at some point. I wanted a place to put all the stuff I was pulling together (much of it from my own files of more than 25 years of teaching journalism).

JPROF: New look, new location

May 22, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: JPROF, teaching journalism.

JPROF has been around for more than eight years, but this month (May 2013) we made some changes:

• We switched from a pure HTML base to a content management system (Wordpress). About time.
• We thus acquired a new look. The theme is Canvas from Woo Themes.
• We’re in the process of getting ourselves re-organized. That may take a bit of time, but we’re working on it.

The change-over wasn’t easy, but we have tried to preserve all of the content that viewers come to expect. If you can’t find something you need or you’ve seen here before, let us know (

There is also a lot of new material that never has appeared on before. We consolidated content from other sites, mainly, the educational resources site of the Intercollegiate Online News Network (ICONN). We hope all this makes it easier for those who want to teach and learn journalism.

Thanks very much for visiting

Seven steps to the audio slideshow

August 10, 2010 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: audio journalism, journalism, journalism education, JPROF, photojournalism.

Getting prepared for the upcoming semester, I took a shot at codifying the procedures for creating an audio slideshow. If any journalism instructors out there want to use this, they’re welcome to it (credit Seven steps to the audio slideshow JEM 200 and 230 students (and beyond) An audio slideshow is a journalistic form • Read More »

Editing for the web: discussion notes for journalism instructors

February 3, 2009 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: editing, JPROF, news web sites, web journalism.

These notes are designed for editing instructors who want to conduct a section on editing for the web or online journalism instructors who want to teach their students about the special considerations for editing for a news web site. An example of taking a “for print” story and making it into a “for the web” • Read More »

Rules for the student photojournalist

December 6, 2008 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: JPROF, photojournalism.

Every journalism student should learn the fundamentals of photojournalism using best camera for landscape photography. They should learn how to take pictures, and they should be given specific photo assignments. Several years ago, I put together the following “rules” for training student photojournalists. If anyone has any comments, I would like to hear them. RULE • Read More »