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Experience The Experience.

Know your why. Why do you do what you do?

Be EP!C!

THE LEAD (YOU KNOW, THE MOST IMPORTANT INFORMATION!)

EXPERIENCES—

  • Newt’s Epic Birthday and Winter Holiday Staff Celebration | Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (bowling and lunch; or bowling, then lunch at Red Robin at the Park Meadows) at Bowlero, 9255 Kimmer Dr., Lone Tree. RSVP to Newt: Friday, Dec. 16
  • For more MV Media EP!C! Experiences > CLICK HERE.

CONTESTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Northwest College High School Photography Contest | Categories: People; Nature; Sports; Human Interest; Commercial—food or product. All the details HERE. Deadline: Dec. 15, 2o16. 
  • Scholastic Art & Writing Awards | More information HERE.
    • Writing ($5 per submission — MV Media will pay the submission fee for those categories in italics.)
      • Writing Categories: Critical Essay, Dramatic Script, Flash Fiction, Humor, Journalism, Novel Writing, Personal Essay & Memoir, Poetry, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Short Story, Writing Portfolio (graduating seniors only).
      • Deadline: December 15, 2016
    • Art ($5 per submission — MV Media will pay the submission fee for those categories in italics.)
      • Art CategoriesArchitecture & Industrial Design, Ceramics & Glass, Comic Art, Design, Digital Art, Drawing & Illustration, Editorial Cartoon, Fashion, Film & Animation, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video Games, Art Portfolio (graduating seniors only).
      • Deadline: January 13, 2017
  • Colorado SPJ Pro offers two scholarships each year, the Sheldon Peterson Award for broadcast journalism and the Helen Verba Award for print journalism. Each award may be for up to $2,000. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017. Information, CLICK HERE.
  • We the Students Essay Contest | Topic: “Does peaceful resistance to laws positively or negatively impact a free society?” More information (500-800 words, $5,000 first place prize) HERE. Sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute. Deadline: Feb. 5, 2017.
  • Society of Professional Journalists High School Essay Contest | Topic: “Why is it important for a democratic society to have women involved in professional media and legal roles? What can be done to reverse the dearth of females in these professions?” Requirements (300-500 words) HERE. Deadline (postmark): Feb. 23, 2017.

BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA—

  • Official website of BPA.
  • Workplace Skills Assessment Program | The WSAP Competitive Events program is the biggest cog of what makes BPA tick. Students prepare for and compete in contests in over 50 categories, under the four broad topics of Finance, Information Technology, Administrative Support, and Management/Marketing/Human Resources. (There are several journalism-related categories, including design, presentation, broadcast, website, public speaking and current events).

QUILL AND SCROLL INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISTS—

  • Official website of Quill and Scroll. (See Newt for more information, including qualifications and cost.)

IT’S JUST GOOD STUFF—

IMPROV—

CREATIVITY—

  • noteworthy | Shedding light on the creative process from NPR

WWW.4U.THE.JOURNALIST—

WWW.4U.WRITING.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.STORYTELLING.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.DATA.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.PHOTO.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.VIDEO.JOURNALISTS—

DRONE JOURNALISM

WWW.4U.GRAPHIC.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.DESIGN.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.SOCIAL.MEDIA.ONLINE.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.WEBSITE-FOCUSED.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.FUN—

COOL STUFF—

  • A mobile app is now available for free to help you learn the principles of the First Amendment. The app, available for your smart phone or your computer, explains the five freedoms protected by the First Amendment and features video clips of Dr. Dwight Teeter, a professor at the University of Tennessee and internationally known expert in First Amendment law. To download the app, click HERE.

JOURNALISM OPPORTUNITIES—

  • Get your best work “Flipped!” JEA and Flipboard are partnering to create the one place for the best high school journalism being produced today. Each month five stories will be selected or “Flipped.” Winning selections will win a Flipboard t-shirt and be showcased on the magazine. Submissions can be written stories, photo stories, video stories or broadcast stories, but they must have been previously published in a school newspaper, school-sponsored publication or website, and currently available online. Information HERE. Submit content to: hsjournalism@flipboard.com.
  • Colorado Community Media is looking for freelancers to write stories and take photographs. For more information, CLICK HERE. What a great way to work with professionals, get real-life experience and get your work published outside of school.
  • YourHub.com, the Denver Post’s regional supplement, is looking for teen writers and photographers to create content about school, community and teen issues. Click here to register.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM ORGANIZATIONS—

JOURNALISM SCHOOLS—

JOURNALISM DEGREES/CAREERS—

HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM NATIONAL CONVENTIONS—

  • April 6-9, 2017, Seattle (Newt’s last as JEA president!)
  • Nov. 16-19, 2017, Dallas
  • April 12-15, 2018, San Francisco
  • Nov. 1-4, 2018, Chicago
  • April 2019, Anaheim
  • November 2019, Washington, D.C.

SUMMER JOURNALISM WORKSHOPS (scholarships available)—

  • Free Spirit and Journalism Conference | Juniors can apply for a five-day, all-expense trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the conference that promotes the vital role of the First Amendment as a cornerstone of democracy and inspires students to pursue journalism careers. More information HERE. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017.

A.P. STYLE—

PRESENTATIONS—

EVALUATIONS—


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