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UPdate 10.20.2018 | MV MEDIA

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Experience The Experience.

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



  • MediaWise is forming a network of paid teen fact-checkers across the country. Poynter is selecting a group of students who will help us produce fact-checks for various MediaWise platforms. The goal is to have each fact-checker contribute at least one fact-check a month, and they are looking for a commitment at least through the end of 2018. For more information, CLICK HERE. To apply, CLICK HERE. Questions:
  • Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference | June 14-19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Details HEREDetails coming soon.


  • New York Times | Learning Network 2018-19 Student Contests
    • Review Contest: Oct. 11-Nov. 12, 2018
    • Editorial Cartoon Contest: Nov. 8-Dec. 10, 2018
    • Connect What You’re Studying in School With the World Today: Dec. 6, 2018-Jan. 21, 2019
    • Vocabulary Video Contest: Jan. 17-Feb. 18, 2019
    • Editorial Contest: Feb. 21-April 1, 2019
    • Found Poetry Contest: April 4-May 6, 2019
    • Podcast Challenge: April 18-May 20, 2019
    • Summer Reading Contest: June 14-Aug. 23, 2019
  • JEA Scholastic Journalism Week Logo Design Contest | Information HERE. Deadline: Oct. 26, 2018.
  • Quill and Scroll
  • Profile in Courage Essay Contest (sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation) | Topic: Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK’s birth. First place: $10,000. More information HERE. Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019.
  • Colorado​ ​Pro​ ​Chapter​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Society​ ​of​ ​Professional​ ​Journalists Student Scholarships | Two $2,000 journalism scholarships: (1) Broadcast; (2) Digital and Print. Information HERE. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2019
  • We the Student Essay Contest (sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute) | What are the essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America? (no more than 800 words). Awards: National Grand Prize– $5,000 (plus a scholarship to Constitutional Academy); runners Up– Six at $1,250 each; Honorable Mention– Eight at $500 each. CLICK HERE for all the details. Deadline: February 14, 2019 at 10:59 p.m.
  • Society of Professional Journalists High School Essay Contest | Coming soon! CLICK HERE for more information. Deadline: February 2019


  • Quill and Scroll seeks to: (1) Encourage individual initiative in high school journalism, specifically in reporting, writing, design, leadership, photography and other related skills valuable to the journalistic endeavor; and (2) Recognize and reward the individual achievements of students engaged in journalistic activity. Eligibility requirements are: (a) must be of sophomore, junior or senior classification; and (b) must have the equivalent of a B grade average, or be in the upper third of their class in general scholastic standing.
    • Closed for the 2018-19 school year. Check back next year.





  • JEA Flipboard Magazine showcases epic student work, like yours! Submit digital stories by emailing
  • Think the Vote | How do you feel about…? (Many topics are journalism, media and First Amendment related.) Join the weekly debate HERE.
  • TeenVogue IS LOOKING FOR FRESH VOICES TO FEATURE AS FREELANCE WRITERS — Send pitches and writing samples to:
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • The Colorado Photographic Arts Center offers several photography workshops and hosts contests. CLICK HERE for all the details.



  • 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).


  • November 1-4, 2018, Chicago
    • One Story
    • Convention Program (132 pages)
    • Convention Program on the web HERE.
    • Download the app to your mobile device:
      • Find EventMobi in your app store.
      • The CODE to retrieve the convention agenda once downloaded is NHSJCFALL18
    • Pay for transportation, CLICK HERE.
  • April 25-28, 2019, Anaheim
  • November 21-24, 2019, Washington, D.C.
  • April 16-19, 2020, Nashville
  • November 19-22, 2020, Orlando

SUMMER 2019—

  • Pre-College Summer Journalism Institute | The New England Center for Investigative Reporting gives students ages 14 to 18 the opportunity to expand their journalism skills, experience college life and explore Boston. CLICK HERE for more information.


  • Looking to create an online portfolio to showcase all of your epic work for college applications and/or contests, or just for you personal creativity? Take a look at Behance by Adobe.
  • A mobile app is now available for free to help you learn the principles of the First Amendment. The app, available for your smartphone 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.

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