J Room

J Room

By Tim Kaldahl & Jerred Zegelis
J Room is a podcast from Omaha Westside High School's journalism advisers. Episodes will focus on the challenges and rewards that J teachers encounter.
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo
Breaker Logo
Google Podcasts Logo
Overcast Logo
Pocket Casts Logo
RadioPublic Logo
Spotify Logo
Stitcher Logo
Episode 9: It's a new year (and the start of season two)
Jerred Zegelis (Z) and Tim Kaldahl (K) are back for season two of the J Room.  This episode takes place in the calm before the storm . . . a few days before students come back for 2019-20. The segment also includes a new feature -- "Stuff You Can Use."  The"stuff" this week is a video editing program, DaVinci Resolve.  Interested?  Here's the link -- https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/  Some more about Davinci:  https://thejroom.net/2019/08/20/free-video-software-without-almost-any-compromise/ Check out even more of the work done in the J Room at http://www.thejroom.net.  Want to get in touch?  Email us at kaldahl.timothy@westside66.net or zegelis.jerred@westside66.net.  For a peek at Westside High School Journalism, go to http://westsidewired.net.
18:40
August 10, 2019
Episode 8: The yearbooks are in!
It has the longest deadline.  It costs the most.  It weighs the heaviest.  Advising a yearbook is a very different undertaking.  The day the truck comes in with the books is a special one.  In this episode, one of the co-editors-in-chief shares her thoughts as she sees her book for the first time.  And her advisors, Jerred Zegelis (Z) and Tim Kaldahl (K) talk about the past year and lessons learned.  Check out even more of the work done in the J Room at http://www.thejroom.net.  Want to get in touch?  Email us at kaldahl.timothy@westside66.net or zegelis.jerred@westside66.net.  For a peek at Westside High School Journalism, go to http://westsidewired.net.
25:58
May 27, 2019
Episode 7: You won't know until you try it . . . advice from graduating editors in chief
Emily and Georgia are leaving.  They served as co-editors in chief for the Westside Journalism's daily online news site -- Westside Wired.  They talk with Jerred Zegelis (Z) and Tim Kaldahl (K) about what they've learned over the past four years.  The big lesson?  Adapt and try stuff.  Check out even more of the work done in the J Room at http://westsidewired.net/.  Want to get in touch?  Email us at kaldahl.timothy@westside66.net or zegelis.jerred@westside66.net. 
12:13
May 20, 2019
Episode 6: News and Analytics Are Good
It's just Z (Jerred Zegelis) and K (Tim Kaldahl) talking about the surprising/not surprising fact that real news is something that gets read at a high school.  Looking at our Google stats for what gets read on our news site has shown that covering important, timely topics makes all the difference.   Check out even more of the work done in the J Room at http://westsidewired.net/.  Want to get in touch?  Email us at kaldahl.timothy@westside66.net or zegelis.jerred@westside66.net. 
16:23
May 15, 2019
Episode 5: Sam the senior
What's it like to be a senior journalism student (four years!) who is about to graduate?  In this episode, Jerred Zegelis (Z) and Tim Kaldahl (K) look back at how the Westside newspaper, The Lance, has evolved with Sam, who has been an editor in chief for two years.   Check out even more of the work done in the J Room at http://westsidewired.net/.  Want to get in touch?  Email us at kaldahl.timothy@westside66.net or zegelis.jerred@westside66.net. 
16:52
May 10, 2019
The J Room Episode 4: "We Figured It Out Together" - A conversation with our yearbook editors
In this episode, Jerred Zegelis (Z) and Tim Kaldahl (K) talk with the yearbook editors, Brooklyn and Ramya.   These students created this year's  Shield Yearbook with the help of many other students.   Check out even more of the work done in the J Room at http://westsidewired.net/.  Want to get in touch?  Email us at kaldahl.timothy@westside66.net or zegelis.jerred@westside66.net. 
22:22
May 8, 2019
Episode 3: Two Seniors Reflect on their Time in the J Room
In this episode, Jerred Zegelis (Z) and Tim Kaldahl (K) talk to two of the senior leaders in the program, Dre and Brandon.   These two young men are the producers of our award-winning video journalism program, Warrior Television.   For more work that Dre and Brandon produced, go here:   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfBhU6aGKoGwnCCCx6-VRHQ  Check out even more of the work done in the J Room at http://westsidewired.net/.  Want to get in touch?  Email us at kaldahl.timothy@westside66.net or zegelis.jerred@westside66.net. 
23:45
May 7, 2019
Year in Review 2019 from the J Room Teachers
In this episode, Jerred Zegelis (Z) and Tim Kaldahl (K) look back and take stock of the 2018-19 journalism program at Westside High School in Omaha.  The two discuss what went well, what didn't, and what's ahead.  WHS journalism students (both individually and as a group) won a slew of awards, but is that what it's all about?   Check out the work done in the J Room at http://westsidewired.net/.  Want to get in touch?  Email us at kaldahl.timothy@westside66.net or zegelis.jerred@westside66.net. 
21:19
May 6, 2019
Intro to J Room
This is the first episode of J Room with journalism advisers Jerred Zegelis and Tim Kaldahl.  The podcast takes place at Westside High School in Omaha, Nebraska.  This audio provides a quick introduction and overview of what we hope the podcast will achieve in the future.  Our goal is to post regularly (weekly?) with new information that is relevant, interesting, and (hopefully) amusing to teachers and staff connected to high school J programs.  
09:18
May 3, 2019