KEMPA Journalism

KEMPA Journalism

KEMPA Journalism

Photo by Joe Koshollek

Linda Barrington, Executive Director

Linda Barrington, MJE
Executive Director, Fall Conference Co-director
[email protected]

School:  Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, Wis.

Number of years advising: 11 at Mount Mary and 17 at Wauwatosa East High School

Brief Description of your program: Our program is a blend of a class and extracurricular activity. Students can take the class for 1, 2, 3, or 4 credits. We publish two feature magazines a semester and have  been online at since 2012. In general, about 15 students work on the newspaper staff, with 5-6 of those students taking on important editing/leadership positions. I’m proud of my students who win national, regional and state awards every year. Our website was named a Pacemaker.

Best Advice:  Stay organized.  Use a file-sharing website, like Google Docs, or my personal favorite, Basecamp.  Examples, policies, deadlines, teaching tools—everything should be accessible. Ask students to add their favorite designs, leads, photos, etc.

Social Media Accounts: We’re on Twitter @ArchesNews  and on Instagram @archesmmu and on Facebook at Archesnews

Barrington is also a JEA Mentor.

All content by Linda Barrington