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.
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:
Editorial Leadership, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 2016-2020
Jostens Adviser University 2016 and 2017
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
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.
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.