Leave your stamp on J-Day 2018!
Oct03

Leave your stamp on J-Day 2018!

Like last year, students have the chance to design the event shirt! That’s right, pull out your best design skills, dust off that computer and get to work. The deadline to submit your design for the MIPA J-Day 2017 T-shirt is Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. The winning designer receives his/her shirt free and the bragging rights of dressing journalism students across the state. To submit your design, follow these guidelines: ​Your design may...

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J-Day 2018 – save the date!
Aug04

J-Day 2018 – save the date!

MIPA’s largest event of the year, J-Day, has been set for Wednesday, March 28, 2018. After an overwhelming response from the membership survey this spring, the MIPA Board of Directors contracted with the Missouri School of Journalism to return to campus for the day of speakers, sessions and awards. A majority of members voted to return to campus while MU enjoys its spring break, meaning MIPA class sessions will be concentrated...

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MIPA Names Bannester as Journalism Teacher of the Year 2017
Mar06

MIPA Names Bannester as Journalism Teacher of the Year 2017

Today, in a tight decision the MIPA judges chose Jane Bannester of Ritenour High School as the 2017 Journalism Teacher of the Year. For 46 years, MIPA has honored outstanding journalism teachers with the state Journalism Teacher of the Year program. MIPA wishes to honor outstanding high school advisers and their exemplary work throughout their careers. Since 1997, Bannester has been working as a journalism educator at Ritenour High...

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Three to be Honored for Service to Scholastic Journalism
Mar06

Three to be Honored for Service to Scholastic Journalism

Today, the MIPA Board of Directors chose the 2017 recipients of its three service awards, Contributing Medium, Taft and Knight awards. Contributing Medium Award: MIPA recognizes a media outlet or publication, person, or people, who have provided outstanding support to scholastic journalism either to an individual school, a school district or MIPA, in some form. The 2017 Contributing Medium Award winner, Leigh Kolb, English and...

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Promising Educator Named 2017 EJE
Mar03

Promising Educator Named 2017 EJE

The Missouri Interscholastic Press Association announces Jessica Cordonier of Liberty High School, Liberty, Mo., as its first-ever Emerging Journalism Educator. In 2017, MIPA launched a new award to recognize promising new journalism educators. These “rising stars” show a commitment to journalism education, improving the media programs at their school and empowering their scholastic journalism students. In her nomination, the student...

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Mershon named MIPA Administrator of the Year 2017
Mar03

Mershon named MIPA Administrator of the Year 2017

The Missouri Interscholastic Press Association is excited to recognize Staley High School Principal Clark Mershon, Kansas City, as the 2017 Administrator of the Year. MIPA strives to honor administrators who support journalism in our state’s schools. In his decision, the judge wrote: “Clark Mershon has illustrated the many ways in which a principal can both protect and encourage his student journalists and their teachers. The...

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