How to Submit Story Ideas and Press Releases
THE Journal provides an integrated channel of print and electronic media to efficiently reach K-12 administrators and teachers who recommend, specify, or approve the purchase of technology for their districts, schools, and classrooms.
For 2014, THE Journal's publications consist of the monthly digital edition, the site thejournal.com
, six newsletters — 21st Century School (weekly), Common Core Tech Update (monthly), FETC Learning Network (monthly), IT Trends (twice monthly), K-12 Mobile Classroom(monthly) and THE News Update (thrice weekly) — and targeted list rental opportunities.
Each issue of the monthly digital edition contains news; trends; and "how-to" features on topics such as networking, security, policy and advocacy, telecom, hardware/software, the smart classroom, mobile computing and wireless, e-learning, technology funding, professional development, technology support — all the important issues for administration and teaching. Each month, THE Journal also contains product reviews, best practices, peer-written articles, and "in-the-trenches" reporting.
THEJournal.com is updated daily with news, features, viewpoints, columns and blog posts. We cover all aspects of education technology, from the server room to the classroom. Some of our major areas of coverage include networking, wireless, mobile computing, AV, LMS, online ed, classroom learning tools (such as e-textbooks or digital curriculum), assessment technology, education policy, 21st century teaching & learning, collaborative technologies, smart classroom technologies, professional development, video/webconferencing, grants, security and telecommunications/broadband.
Our individual newsletters focus on specific aspects of education technology.
- News Update is an e-mail newsletter distributed three times per week and covers the latest in technology trends, tools, and usage for K-12 instruction and administration. Opinion pieces by leading technology experts and visionaries provide insight on a variety of critical issues. News, announcements, and "need-to-know" statistics give readers a quick look at timely news and events affecting the education community. Published Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in HTML and text formats.
- IT Trends provides features, opinions, news and technical information for IT professionals working in K-12. It's published twice monthly. Topics include networking, wireless, servers and virtualization, data security, big data, cloud computing and much more.
- K-12 Mobile Classroom offers a compendium on all the news, information and insight K-12 educators will need to stay current on the best ways to serve their students and their communities. Published monthly.
- FETC Learning Network is a digital counterpart to the FETC National Conference, the premier forum for bringing education leaders and technology experts together to exchange techniques and strategies for teaching and learning success. Each month, FETC speakers and contributors will share best practices, tech integration tips, thoughts, and practical advice, providing education professionals with year-round insights into the most important trends and topics in education technology.
- Common Core Tech Update is a monthly newsletter designed for educators who want to stay on top of emerging technologies that will help districts successfully implement Common Core. From the latest curriculum apps, to updates regarding online assessment requirements, to technologies that promote 21st century instructional strategies, this monthly newsletter highlights best practices in technology-enabled teaching and learning for the Common Core.
- 21st Century School is a weekly newsletter composed of news, new product announcements, grant listings, events, Web sites, and company/industry news for the education community.
How to Pitch Story Ideas
Advertisers have no advantage in editorial contribution; editorial decisions are based solely on the value of information to our readers.
We accept pitches for feature articles, news, product introductions and updates, how-to stories, case studies and deployment news. You can e-mail press releases directly to the editors. We do honor embargoes, s feel free to pitch news before it is widely distributed.
We also consider contributed articles. Note that as a matter of policy, we do not publish articles bylined by vendors.
For the site and newsletters, you may pitch directly to David Nagel, Joshua Bolkan and Kanoe Namahoe.
For the monthly digital edition, you may pitch directly to Chris Piehler. It is most helpful to pitch directly against a story slot on the Editorial Calendar. Make sure to identify the editorial story slot in your subject box (e.g., "June Object-Oriented Technology story"). Please allow to to three weeks for response to story pitches.
See also our Contact Us page for more details.
Article Lead Times
For the monthly digital editions, feature articles are usually assigned three months ahead of the issue date; opinion pieces may be submitted at any time. Lead times vary for the site and newsletters.