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UPdate 07.14.14 | VISTAj | Aerie | Eagle Eye | VistaNow.org | Eagle Vision TV | Journalism | Eagle Ink

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” —Vince Lombardi (Principle #19)

Try. Fail. Repeat. Success. —Principle #17

Know your why. Why do you do what you do? —Principle #1

Little things matter. Principle #13

Be good at everything. Be great at something. —Principle #7

Take advantage of the opportunities. —Principle#8

Be organized. —Principle #11

“Be EP!C!” —Newt (Principle #16)

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

CONTESTS/SCHOLARSHIPS

  • I Shot It photography competitions. A variety of contests are offered (entry fee required). All the details HEREDeadline: Rolling (depends on contest entering).

WWW.4U.THE.JOURNALIST—

WWW.4U.PHOTO.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.VIDEO.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.GRAPHIC.JOURNALISTS—

WWW.4U.DESIGN.JOURNALISTS—

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

WWW.4U.FUN—

COOL STUFF—

  • Download a First Amendment poster here.
  • 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—

  • Colorado Public Radio’s Public Insight Network relies on you. Your work, education and life experience, even your hobbies, give you knowledge and insight. As part of our Public Insight Network, your personal experience can inform the reporting that you hear on Colorado Public Radio. For more information and to sign-up, CLICK HERE.
  • Check out NewsNow on ePals, a new journalism website that is encouraging high school students to read and comment on news articles with a critical eye, and, share their written work with us whether it be something they have written for school, in response to one of our “assignments” or an original piece.
  • Teen Voices of Democracy is looking for informed opinions about social and political issues that affect teens, their families and the nation. For more information, click HERE.
  • PBS NewsHour runs a current events website for students called NewsHour Extra. Using the national and international reporting from NewsHour, the site presents news to students in a “clear, fair way that provides more context than other sources.” A feature of the site is called the Student Voices section. Every week, its features a video, a report or an essay from a student ages 13-19. The site welcomes pieces reacting to issues in national or international news, and is especially interested in how students tie the news to their own communities. For more information, visit the website or contact Education Desk Assistant Veronica DeVore at [email protected].
  • Show Off Your Work at NSPA View — Share your outstanding work with fellow student-journalists from across the country. Page designs, photos and graphics can be uploaded to NSPA View, a online gallery of student work. Go here to keep the thumbnails rolling.
  • 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.
  • Become an iTeen Denver reporter. For more information, click here.
  • Get a little national attention! Submit questions to Time magazine’s “10 Questions” by clicking here.
  • Daniel Pearl’s Legacy Inspires New Global Youth News Service / Worldwide Teen News Service Seeks Aspiring ReportersPEARL World Youth News — an internet-based international student-run news service established by the Daniel Pearl Foundation and the International Education and Resource Network (iEARN-USA) invites high school students around the world to become certified PEARL reporters.

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 information, click here.

JOURNALISM SCHOOLS—

JOURNALISM DEGREES/CAREERS—

HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM NATIONAL CONVENTIONS—

  • Nov. 6-9, 2014, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
  • April 16-20, 2015, Sheraton, Denver
  • Nov. 12-16, 2015, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Orlando
  • April 14-17, 2016, Los Angeles
  • Nov. 10-13, 2016, Indianapolis
  • April 6-9, 2017, Seattle

SUMMER JOURNALISM WORKSHOPS—

  • TBA

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