Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association
SAVE THE DATE — 2014 NEWSPA set for April 9.
It's not too late to give feedback on 2013 speakers and sessions
The April 17 conference is over, but we'd still like to get your feedback on sessions and speakers. If you didn't have a chance to do it that day, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NEWSPA2013 to take the survey now. If you're not sure of the speaker's name or session title, you can look it up on the conference program.
Spring 2013 Newsletter now online
Learn what's being planned for the April 17 NEWSPA conference and more. Click to download the Spring newsletter now, or go to http://issuu.com/uwonewspa/docs/2013springnewspa to read the eMagazine.
Long-time NEWSPA supporter dies at 67
James McKnight, who taught English and journalism at Plymouth High School for 30 years and who helped mold NEWSPA into what it is today, died Oct. 29 after a long illness. He and 12 other men and women were honored in 2002 at the NEWSPA for their contributions to the program. View his obituary here.
If you want to see and hear about some of the highlights of the 2012 NEWSPA conference, you can also check out our YouTube channel. You can learn about how to implement your yearbook theme, what it is like to work for a college newspaper, watch examples of good and bad interviews and much more.
For students only
Loyola University offers free digital workshop for high school students
Loyola University in Chicago is holding a free digital workshop, teaching high school students how to write, record and edit audtio and shoot and edit video. The workshop runs from June 16-21. For more information or to register, go to http://www.luc.edu/soc/homenews/highschooldigitalworkshop.shtml. The deadline to register is April 19.
Mercer University offers digital media summer camp
Learn the latest digital tools, with an emphasis on mobile journalism, at the June 23-29 camp at the Center for Collaborative Journalism at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Students in 10th-12th grade can apply. The cost is $650, but most students are free thanks to scholarships. Go to http://ccj.mercer.edu/camp/ to learn more.
Penn State offers summer workshop for high school journalists
Penn State is offering a summer camp for students in ninth through 12th grade. The week-long camp will be conducted July 7 to 11 and will cover timely stories using multimedia methods and technologies.
Scholarship created for Green Bay East High School graduates
UW Oshkosh alumnus Clifford A. Christl and his family established a scholarsip for Green Bay East High School gradutes who are obtaining a degree from the College of Letters and Sciences at UW Oshkosh. A strong preference will be given to applicants who are planning to major in journalism and are the first family member to attend college.
Applications are available in the Green Bay East High School guidance office and will be accepted Feb. 1 through March 15.
The scholarship was created to honor Christl's father and grandfather. Christl graduated from UW Oshkosh in 1970 and went on to become an award-winning sportswriter. In 2009 he received a UW Oshkosh Distinguished Alumni Award.
High school students eligible for "Free Spirit" scholarships
The Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference program annually awards $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of “free spirit.”
The deadline is in October for the following school year. For more information and an appliation form, go to http://www.freedomforum.org/freespirit/
For advisers only
The Next 26 challenges high school advisers to strengthen j programs
Aaron Manful, the 2011 Dow Jones News Fund Journalism Teacher of the Year, has launched theNext26.com. The website aims to strengthen journalism programs through sharing in just 26 days, weeks, hours or minutes at a time. The site is filled with tips and insights to help you improve your high school program.
Apply for National High School Journalism Teacher awards
Are you brimming with strategies for the current state of scholastic journalism? If you answered yes, you might want to apply for the National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year.
The benefits are considerable: speaking engagements, travel, a newsroom laptop computer, free subscriptions, free media seminars and scholarships for students of the five highest ranking teachers in the competition. The postmark deadline is July 1. Click for the application form.
Indiana University offers journalism adviser workshops
Indiana University offers high school journalism teacher and adviser workshops each summer. Topics to be covered include digital photography, management of student media, taking student media online and independent study for the journalism educator. For more information: http://journalism.indiana.edu/hsji