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DALLAS – More than 4,900 high school students, advisers and journalism professionals shared ideas about innovation in scholastic media at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Annual Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Dallas last month. “We are in the midst of growing an innovative culture of citizens,” Rittenour High School (St. Louis, Mo.) journalism adviser Jane Bannester said. “We need to prepare our future journalists by giving them the basics of good storytelling, but also help them to be flexible with how they send that message.” JEA President Sarah Nichols said integrating technology, one of the chief forms of innovation today, can be daunting for some high school advisers. “It requires a certain level of flexibility, trust and willingness to fail — all while helping students work within their deadline schedule and budget constraints,” Nichols said. That’s why high school students from 44