J-Day 2017 Awards now available

MIPA is so happy to honor nearly 1,100 state winners in Overall and Individual contests this year. A complete list of winners is available at: http://mipajournalism.com/j-day-awards-lists/ We would like to thank our nearly 80 judges who reviewed the roughly 1,800 entries this year. Judges range from journalism teachers and professors to professional journalists from across the country. Alicia Archuleta photojournalist, journalism...

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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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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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