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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MIPA Names Adamson as SJOY 2017
Jan27

MIPA Names Adamson as SJOY 2017

Three incredibly talented student journalists submitted their portfolios for consideration this year. The MIPA judge chose Rachel Adamson of Winnetonka High School as the MIPA Student Journalist of the Year. Adamson is the editor-in-chief of “Griffin Rites” student newsmagazine at Winnetonka, advised by Laura Williams. Adamson and the other entrants will be recognized at the annual MIPA Journalism Day scheduled for Wednesday, March...

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Announcing Speakers for J-Day 2017
Jan27

Announcing Speakers for J-Day 2017

MIPA is pleased to announce the line up of speakers and sessions for J-Day 2017! 8:45 a.m. Introduction 9-9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: In a time when objectivity and journalistic responsibility couldn’t be more critical, John Beaudoin shares his personal experiences in dabbling in politics early in his career as a young sports writer. And how that decision almost cost him his job and a future as an editor and publisher. The...

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