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UPdate 08.23.16 | MOUNTAIN VISTA MEDIA

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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—

  • MV Media Mini-Golf and Dinner — Saturday, Aug. 27 (Mini-golf is free. Bring money for dinner.  Come to one or both.)
    • Mini-Golf: Putter’s Pride, 3604 S. Kipling St. (Kipling and Highway 285), 5 p.m.
    • Dinner: Red Robin, 3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd., (Wadsworth and Highway 285), 6:30 p.m.
  • For more MV Media EP!C! Experiences, CLICK HERE.

CONTESTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 50 for 50 Sponsored by PBS Education, this contest reinforces the importance of students having a voice in the political process. Students in 6th – 12th grade are invited to write an open letter to the 2016 Presidential Candidates with ideas on what needs to change in government to get more accomplished. Deadline (to Newt): Sept. 14. Deadline (final): Sept. 21.

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—

  • One-time membership fee of $25. Cash or check (payable to “MVHS Yearbook”) due to Newt Aug. 26.
    • If already a member and you want a new pin, the cost is $10.
  • Official website of Quill and Scroll.
  • Membership: Every candidate recommended must meet all of the following qualifications for membership:
    1. At least high school sophomores (membership has been extended to begin as early as sophomore year for otherwise qualified students);
    2. Have the equivalent of a B grade point average, or be in the upper third of their class academically;
    3. Produced superior work in some phase of journalism or school media – writing, editing, broadcasting, video, Web, etc.
    4. Recommended by the media adviser or media governing committee.

IT’S JUST GOOD STUFF—

IMPROV—

WWW.4U.THE.JOURNALIST—

WWW.4U.WRITING.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.STORYTELLING.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.DATA.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.PHOTO.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.VIDEO.JOURNALISTS—

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—

  • Ask the Next Prez —  In the Civic Action Project, we connect issues to policy. And presidents make policy. It’s also presidential election season, so it’s a great time to take civic action! What do you think is the most important issue for the next president of the United States to take on? Immigration? Gun laws? Climate change? National security? Now, in a 30-second video you can ask him or her what policy he or she will propose to address this issue. Even if you can’t vote (yet), you can get the attention of policymakers and movers and shakers. CLICK HERE for all the details.
  • 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—

  • Nov. 10-13, 2016, Indianapolis
    • CLICK HERE for the informational flyer. Deadline: Aug. 23.
  • 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)—

  • TBA

A.P. STYLE—

EVALUATIONS—

  • TBA

Thank you for being part of Mountain Vista Media!

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