Adviser Update Summer 2016 - Page 3

3 L E T TER FROM THE EDITOR By Adrienne L. Forgette, MJE A lthough most media page 41, Ana Rosenthal describes Ensuring press freedoms for our advisers do not stop how one student’s idea to create a staffs starts with being thoroughly working completely special primary election issue was proactive and knowledgeable during the summer, I well received by their school and about press law and ethics. hope this issue finds local community. If you have an Candace and John Bowen’s Press you taking some down time to idea on how your staff plans on Law article in this issue on page rejuvenate and refresh for the tackling the presidential election, 27 offers an exhaustive list of upcoming school year. I invite you to submit an article for electronic resources for advisers our fall issue. to use to be fully prepared to Take some time to get caught start the year with an extensive up with journalism blockbusters With openings recently posted student press law knowledge “Spotlight” and “Truth,” both for the directors of both NSPA base. released this past year. Michael and JEA and with the momentum Hernandez shares how he of the New Voices movement, plans to start the year with there has never been a better “Spotlight” as a springboard for time to get involved and make an his journalism curriculum on page impact in the state and national 13. I screened the movie in my leadership of our professional media classes this past semester journalism organizations. and agree with Hernandez that discussing the plot ahead of time Having previously advised is crucial. I found my students of student publications in in Catholic faith had a particularly Maryland under prior review, I emotional response to the film. was thrilled to hear New Voices legislation was approved. Gary With the presidential election Clites’ article in this issue outlines around the corner, consider how the arduous process the bill took your staffs could become an to become law, and as he says, active part of the press in your “starts with one person sending local town during the race. On and email or making a call.” ~ Adrienne Forgette Editor-in-Chief Adrienne Forgette is the Media Arts Director at the Darlington School in Rome, Georgia, where she advises the Jabberwokk yearbook, Darlingtonian online newspaper and Inkslinger literary magazine. Forgette was recently named a 2016 Lindblad Expedition and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. She holds a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park. Email: mrsforgette@gmail.com