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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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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Three apply to be the next Student Journalist of the Year

Three seniors have applied to become the 2017 MIPA Student Journalist of the Year. The candidates include: Alexis White, Rockwood Summit High School, Fenton Bennett Durando, Webster Groves High School, St. Louis Rachel Adamson, Winnetonka High School, Kansas City Their portfolios of work and supporting materials have been sent to the judge, who will have a decision by the end of the month. This year, sponsors have pledged $1100 to the...

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Announcing: New Award for New Advisers!
Jan12

Announcing: New Award for New Advisers!

MIPA is pleased to announce a new award in our line up this spring – the Emerging Journalism Educator Award for new journalism teachers/advisers. If you know of or you are a new journalism educator, please consider nominating him or her for this honor! MIPA recognizes that new journalism educators work long hours and dedicate passion to their journalism students and programs. If you are in your first to fifth year as a...

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