Journalism and Mass Communications, College of


Date of this Version

Spring 4-2017

Document Type



Hilburn, Mark. Scholastic Journalism Adviser's Guide. University of Nebraska Lincoln. 2017


Copyright 2017. Mark Hilburn

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With a passion for scholastic (high school) journalism, I want my professional project to tailor to that. I hold multiple degrees and certifications in journalism, which have no doubt helped me in the classroom, but not all high school journalism teachers do. Instead, many are taking teaching positions and are told at the time of their interview, or later, that journalism classes (mainly yearbook and newspaper) are part of their teaching schedule. Wanting a job in such a competitive market, these teachers are agreeing and then left scrambling to teach themselves the curriculum before they can teach it to students. I want to create something tangible that can help new and existing journalism teachers be more successful, and ideally, stay in the classroom while learning the curriculum and growing their journalism programs.