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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‘Write Off” competition at Journalism Day to showcase top scholastic journalists in state
Feb28

‘Write Off” competition at Journalism Day to showcase top scholastic journalists in state

Each year at J-Day, MIPA gives students the opportunity to respond to the E.W. Tucker lecture through news writing, review, broadcast script, etc., and also offers photographers the opportunity to compete on-site while on the MU campus. Each school that attends the annual event has the option of entering students in a variety of write off categories, including: News Writing Feature Writing Review Writing Opinion Writing Social Media...

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Pin this: MIPA adds Pinterest
Feb24

Pin this: MIPA adds Pinterest

This week, MIPA launched a Pinterest page and boards filled with great links to lessons, ideas for energizing staffs, fonts, photo tips, designs, and much more. If you’d like to see a new board, or suggest pins to boards, please feel free to do so in Pinterest, or by email to regional rep Jami Williams, jwilliams@mexico.k12.mo.us. We would love to expand this interactive tool for all members! This and other great resources for...

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Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop unveils new format and applications
Feb20

Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop unveils new format and applications

We are excited to announce the application for the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop 2017 is now available. We are in the process of changing the format of the workshop and will be offering a unique opportunity for student journalists to explore many facets of journalism. We know our members produce great student journalists and we would be grateful if you will pass this information on to your students and encourage them to apply by...

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J-Challenges Round 3 results reported
Feb16

J-Challenges Round 3 results reported

The results of the third round of J-Challenges are here! Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard on your school’s entries! Feature (not broadcast) Story Challenge: First Place:  “Courage for Change” by Maddie Bader of Hermann High School – Judge’s Feedback: “Courage for Change” displays the crisp style that we like to see in journalistic writing, yet the writer also uses quotes and appropriate descriptive language to keep...

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January Photo of the Month Winner Announced
Feb07

January Photo of the Month Winner Announced

The MIPA Photo of the Month theme for January was “resist” and could be interpreted as it fit your school and student body. Overall comments from the judge: The photographers understood the importance of lighting and how it affects mood. Also, the winning photos showed the power of using the viewfinder to help shape the storytelling. Remember, angle and cropping are important, which includes monitoring the backgrounds and...

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