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- The Lead, a newsletter for student journalists created by MV Media graduate and Colorado and JEA National High School Journalist of the Year Taylor Blatchford! Sign up!
- “America Needs Journalists” t-shirts | Order one HERE.
- First Amendment t-shirts | SPJ is selling First Amendment T-shirts, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Capital Gazette in Maryland. Five of its employees were shot and killed on June 28. > Order one HERE.
- Take better smartphone photos with these simple tips and tricks
- Back to School Special: Tips every brand new reporter should know
- Hard News. Angry Administration. Teenage Journalists Know What It’s Like.
- Why Journalism Might Actually Be the Class of the Future
- Student Journalism in the Age of Media Distrust
- What I learned from student journalism changed everything
- How to Tell a Story from The New York Times
- Guide to building immersive storytelling projects from NPR
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference | Students will come to Washington, D.C. June 14-20, 2019, to participate in an all-expenses-paid journalism conference at the Newseum and are awarded a $1,000 college scholarship. Details HERE. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019.
- New York Times | Learning Network 2018-19 Student Contests
- 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
- 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
- Quill and Scroll
- Youth Journalism International Youth Journalism Contest | Information and (many!) categories HERE. Deadline: Feb. 9, 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.
- Colorado Student Media Association Journalist of the Year/Greer Scholarship | A one-time award of $2,000 for an in-state college or $1,000 for out-of-state schools. Information HERE. Deadline: Feb. 15, 2019
- Society of Professional Journalists High School Essay Contest | Topic: “What is the role and importance of the Fourth Estate in American society?” Awards: First Place: $1,000 scholarship; Second Place: $500 scholarship; Third Place: $300 scholarship. CLICK HERE for more information. Deadline: February 22, 2019
- NPR Student Podcast Challenge | National Public Radio is inviting students around the country to create a podcast and compete for a chance to win a grand prize and have you work appear on NPR. Information HERE. Deadline: March 31, 2019, at 9:59 p.m.
- DCSD Journalism Awards | For online display of print stories, video journalism, and photography. Print Categories: General News (single article); Feature (single article); Series (multiple articles on one topic); Sports Feature/Story; Editorial Photography (Single Image); Publication (Complete Product); Photographer of the Year (portfolio, 7-10 photos); School Reporter of the Year (portfolio, 3-5 stories). Video Categories: General News (approx: 1-3 minutes ); Feature (approx: 2-6 minutes); Broadcast Production/Special Broadcast (compilation – 10 minute limit); Sports Broadcast (compilation – 10 minute limit); Sports Reporting (approx: 2-6 minutes); Live Coverage (compilation – 10 minute limit); Photographer of the Year (compilation – 10 minute limit); Reporter of the Year (compilation – 10 minute limit). Information (submission) coming soon. Deadline: Early April, 2019
- Colorado Student Media Association Benson Scholarship | A $1,000 need-based award. Information HERE. Deadline: April 15, 2019
- CSMA “…of the Year” Contests | Deadline: April 15, 2019
- Dottie Roberts Foundation Scholarships | Scholarships ranging from $3,000 and $18,000 per year ti support young women who have an interest in publishing. Information TBA. Deadline: TBA, 2019
- CSMA Best of Colorado Individual Student Contests | Information TBA. Deadline: TBA, 2019
QUILL AND SCROLL INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISTS—
- 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.
EPIC EXAMPLES and STORY IDEAS —
- NSPA Story of the Year Finalists have been added to the National JEA Flipboard Magazine.
- A Teenage Life from The California Sunday Magazine
- American Stories from The Washington Post
- Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories
- 8 Photo Stories That Will Challenge Your View Of The World
- Media Circus: The Best Journalism of 2017
- More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism
- High School Students Explain Why They Protest Anthems and Pledges
- Mallory Pugh:
- DCSD students present on the floor of the Capitol
- Playing Tackle Football Before 12 Is Tied to Brain Problems Later
- #175Stories from Southwest Airlines
- Nederland’s Beth Buglione, the first female head football coach in Colorado high school history, ready to wade through adversity
- What Does America Stand For? We Asked Teenagers
- Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?
- Not drinking or driving, teens increasingly put off traditional markers of adulthood
- The Resegregation of Jefferson County
- Rachel Martin’s High School Reunion on NPR
- New York Today: High School Regrets
- The Rooms Where Writers Work
- At the heart of every restaurant
- 2017 Pulitzer Prizes for journalism
- Teenage Documentarians Show the Power of Photography
- A Journey From ‘Real World’ to Homeless Shelter — and College
- Like. Flirst. Ghost: A Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teenagers
- Inside Santa Monica High
- “The Moment” from the Dallas Morning News
- Justin Goes to College
MV MEDIA GRADUATES—
- Tyler Kraft > Ten years later, 2007 Border War game remains one for the ages
- Taylor Blatchford > Belgian soccer club levels playing field for refugees
- Comic Sans: The Man Behind the World’s Most Contentious Font
- Really, What Are Wingdings and Why Are They Important?
- Why the Wingdings font exists
- A typographic dating game!
- “Color” web game
- Oh Hell No: 12 Iconic Logos Redrawn Using Comic Sans
- The Elements of Style rap video (really!)
- The Evolution of the Web (really cool!)
- Comic Sans Criminal
- Reporter For High School Newspaper Most Professional Journalist In Nation (from the Onion)
- Check out this funny video, “Font Conference”
- HS Wire, JEA Flipboard online magazine, showcases epic student work, like yours! Submit digital stories by emailing your best timely work to email@example.com
- Think the Vote | How do you feel about…? (Many topics are journalism, media and First Amendment related.) Join the weekly debate HERE.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM ORGANIZATIONS—
- A student membership to the Student Press Law Center is only $15.
- Become a student member of the Society of News Design —$60 a year with some neat benefits.
- For Society of Professional Journalists student membership ($37.50) information, click here.
- Become a student member of the Radio Television Digital News Association for $65 a year.
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).
JOURNALISM NATIONAL CONVENTIONS—
- April 25-28, 2019, Anaheim
- More information (updated 1.9.19): JEA_Anaheim.S-19.info-flyer_v.1.9.19
- DEPOSIT DEADLINE: Friday, Jan. 25
- To pay the deposit online, CLICK HERE.
- Please note that your must be logged into My School Bucks before clicking on the link.
- Keynote Speaker: Sonia Nazario, Los Angeles Times Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
- Enrique’s Journey, an award-winning story that recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, 11 years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States.
- More information (updated 1.9.19): JEA_Anaheim.S-19.info-flyer_v.1.9.19
- November 21-24, 2019, Washington, D.C.
- April 16-19, 2020, Nashville
- November 19-22, 2020, Orlando
- The Dow Jones News Fund has a Directory of High School Workshops for summer 2019
- AAJA J Camp | An all-expenses-paid journalism training program for talented freshman-, sophomore- and junior-level high school students of diverse backgrounds in Atlanta, July 27-August 1. Information HERE. Deadline: March 31, 2019.
Institute for Environmental Journalism | Explore the nation’s most pressing environmental concerns this summer through ambitious journalism in NYC’s urban neighborhoods (July 15-26, 2019) or immersed in Maine’s rugged outdoors (July 1-12, 2019). High school students or recent graduates who are interested in the environment and journalism are encouraged to apply. Limited financial aid is available. Information HERE.
- 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.
- NYC Summer Academy (hosted by The School of The New York Times) | The NYC Summer Academy gives intellectually curious high school students the opportunity to live and learn in New York City while studying topics in journalism, media, technology, arts, culture, sports, fashion, business, science and more. Each two-week course draws on the expertise and unrivaled access of The New York Times and encourages students to take their learning beyond the classroom and into the real world. Information HERE.
- 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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