The Official Site of the Missouri Interscholastic Journalism Association


The Official Site of the Missouri Interscholastic Journalism Association


The Official Site of the Missouri Interscholastic Journalism Association


Thursday’s Tips-June 11

#1. StL area folks, Journalism STL is offering an early bird discount and need scholarship committee folks, check it out:

#2. Six will receive honors via the Missouri School of Journalism in October. This could be a great event to attend. Honorees will conduct classes that day, too:

#3. I know this woman personally, and am a huge fan of her work. I hope you enjoy her recent article. I shared it with my daughter and at age 11 it really made an impact upon her. I plan to share it with my students this fall, too.

#4. Are you feeling like more and more of your students are absent… OFTEN? You are not alone. Read this and maybe consider having your students cover this in an article, a PSA, something… do they think this is a “problem” too? A student perspective on this would be wonderful!

#5. Why the World Needs Journalism Students:

#6. Why Administrators are Important to Scholastic Journalism: JEAdigitalLogo_new_v1

#7. And, for fun…and because I love nature and I think we have to remember to renew ourselves…why not do a “Learn to Camp” session with Missouri State Parks?

#8. Last, but not least… some exciting news for MIPA…and soon more chances for you to be a part of the process. Opportunity often looks a little bit like work, but this work for MIPA and is GOOD work and exciting indeed!

Missouri Interscholastic Press Association to continue legacy of ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative The American Society of News Editors announced today the legacy of its 15-year Youth Journalism Initiative will be carried forward by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association beginning July 1.MIPA plans to continue operating the Youth Journalism Initiative including its website with training modules and secondary school lesson plans, as well as, Updates, the weekly e-newsletter sent to more than 10,000 national and international subscribers. “We are pleased to have been part of this collaborative effort to educate the next generation of journalists and citizens about why news matters,” said Teri Hayt, executive director of ASNE. Since 2000, ASNE committed significant resources to teach young journalists, increase student media programs and improve First Amendment awareness. Highlights of ASNE’s youth journalism endeavor include:

  • More than 2,800 teachers trained at its High School Journalism Institute
  • More than 3.6 million visitors to ASNE’s journalism education website
  • More than 3,900 student multimedia news websites launched
  • More than 300 schools provided with equipment and mentoring

“MIPA is incredibly honored to step up to manage and, in the future, expand the offerings of the Youth Journalism Initiative,” MIPA President Christina Geabhart said. “Since 1923, our organization has been a supporter of student journalism and free speech. Our board members are excited to have yet another tool to help students and educators in today’s society.” During the last 15 years, the multi-faceted ASNE Youth Journalism Initiative educated thousands of secondary students and teachers and continues to provide valuable online training and resources through its website to more than 25,000 monthly visitors and through its weekly e-newsletter. “We owe a great debt to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation for their generous support of the ASNE Youth Journalism Initiative,” said Hayt. Knight Foundation provided the initial funding that established the ASNE Youth Journalism Initiative as a leader in scholastic journalism education and helped launch student multimedia news websites. Knight funding also initiated the ASNE High School Journalism Institute and provided schools with media equipment through the Partnership Program. The Reynolds Foundation later funded the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute and for nearly a decade helped teachers gain skills needed to start or improve student news media organizations. Through the years, the High School Journalism Institute collaborated with the following universities: Arizona State, Ball State, California-Berkeley, South Florida, Hampton, Kent State, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada-Reno, Texas at Austin and Winthrop. In 2014, the McCormick Foundation funded development of news literacy lesson plans in collaboration with ASNE and the Journalism Education Association. Educators affiliated with the American Bar Association Division of Public Education, the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Science Teachers Association and the National Council of Teachers of English worked on the project. These model lessons show teachers how to integrate news literacy instruction into social studies, math, science and English classes. Most recently, ASNE collaborated with the University of Missouri School of Journalism faculty to leave a lasting legacy of online journalism training by developing instructional modules, interactive quizzes and supplementary resources. “The resources on the website and in the weekly newsletters are invaluable. MIPA will support these exceptional materials for student journalists and their instructors across the country,” Geabhart said. “It has been a privilege to work with so many gifted educators and students,” said Hayt. “We are especially pleased to leave this legacy in the hands of the dedicated and enthusiastic MIPA members.”

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