InstructorsJonathan Rogers


Jonathan Rogers

Iowa City High School (IA)

Jonathan Rogers is an award-winning journalism adviser at Iowa City High School of The Little Hawk, Red and White yearbook, and the broadcast journalism. Former students have won NSPA Pacemakers, NSPA Story and Designs of the Year, RFK Human Rights in Journalism, IHSPA News-Team of the Year, and have gone on to work at NPR, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Google, Hamilton and Yahoo Sports.

Dow Jones named Jonathan a Distinguished Adviser in 2013 and in 2015 he was named Iowa High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. He has served as IHSPA President, on the NCTE Censorship Committee, JEA Professional Outreach Chair, Iowa Common Core revision team, Adobe Education Leader, and is a JEA mentor.

He is regular a contributing writer for and has been published in the English in Texas Journal, Media Shift, and JEA Today Magazine.

Jonathan is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Iowa teaching Methods of High School Journalism. He has spoken nationally at NCTE, SXSWEdu, Google Summits and JEA education conferences. He speaks on digital journalism, media literacy, bringing student voice into all classes through blogging, using social media, powerful non-fiction writing, video storytelling, and producing excellence. In the summer, he taught at the U of Iowa, Marquette, and Drake-Media Now summer journalism camps.

Before teaching Jonathan was a sports writer, environmental writer, and college golfer at Missouri State. He published stories in E/The Environmental Magazine, Missouri State Standard, Springfield News-Leader, and worked on ESPN College Football GameDay.