About

Logan Aimone teaches journalism and advises the newspaper and website at University of Chicago Laboratory High School, where he is also the department chair. He advised the yearbook from 2015-2019. His students have earned top national honors for themselves and their newspaper, website and yearbook.

From 2013-14, he worked with the team at School Newspapers Online helping students and advisers improve their digital news operation. From 2007-2013, he was the executive director of the National Scholastic Press Association, which also includes the Associated Collegiate Press and the Minnesota High School Press Association. He started his journalism education career teaching high school journalism at Wenatchee High School in Washington state for a decade, which was among the top journalism programs in the state and nation.

Since 2017, he has served on the board of directors of the Student Press Law Center, where his committee roles include program (chair), executive and governance.

He earned a B.A. from Central Washington University in English education with a minor in art education. He earned a M.Ed. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in journalism education. Aimone is a Master Journalism Educator from the Journalism Education Association.

He is the co-author of the 2008 revision of “High School Journalism” and the 2010 revision of “Junior High Journalism,” both from Rosen Publishing.

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Awards and honors:

2019 Special Recognition Yearbook Adviser, Journalism Education Association

2015 Pioneer Award, National Scholastic Press Association

2015 Gold Key, Columbia Scholastic Press Association

2005 Distinguished Adviser, Dow Jones News Fund

2005 Adviser of the Year, Washington Journalism Education Association

2004, Fern Valentine Freedom of Expression Award,Washington Journalism Education Association

2002 Special Recognition Adviser, Dow Jones News Fund

A sampling of speaking engagements:

Summer Workshops:

Editorial Leadership, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2016-2020

Jostens Adviser University 2016 and 2017

Conventions:

JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Washington, D.C. 2019

Kettle Moraine Press Association Winter Advisers Seminar, Delavan, Wisconsin 2019

JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Chicago 2018

JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention, Seattle 2017

JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Indianapolis 2016

CSPA Fall Conference, New York, 2015 and 2016

2013-14 Conventions:

ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, New Orleans

CSPA Fall Conference, New York

CSPA Spring Convention, New York

Florida Scholastic Press Association State Convention, Orlando

JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Boston

JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention, San Diego

Southern Interscholastic Press Association Convention, Columbia, S.C.

Past conventions:

March 28, 2013: Mississippi Scholastic Press Association, Oxford, Miss. Sessions on social media engagement and excellence in journalism.

April 9-10, 2010: Ohio Scholastic Media Association, Kent, Ohio. Keynote speech and sessions.

Sept. 21-22, 2009: Kansas Scholastic Press Association, Hays and Manhattan, Kan. Keynote speech and breakout sessions.

Nov. 14, 2009: National High School Journalism Convention, Washington, D.C. Sessions on The Pacemaker Award and on the future of yearbooks.

April 24, 2009: Journalism Day, Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. Sessions on The Pacemaker Award and on charts.

April 18, 2009: National High School Journalism Convention, Phoenix. Sessions on The Pacemaker Award and on the new NSPA Multimedia Guidebook.

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