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Kansas adviser wins Special Recognition Award

Congratulations to Shawnee Mission West yearbook adviser Amy Morgan for her award of Special Recognition Yearbook Adviser from the Journalism Education Association. The award was announced Jan. 19 on JEA’s website. Morgan advises the Saga staff at the high school in Overland Park. Morgan also acts as KSPA’s secretary and has…...

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November 2014 Monthly Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners of the November 2014 monthly contest! Be sure to follow @kspastaff on Twitter so that we can mention you and your award-winning work. Please contact us at staff@kspaonline.org with any corrections or questions. There were 137 entries in the contest this month, and 14 different schools…...

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Chat about High School Journalist of the Year

The 2014 national Journalist of the Year, Taylor Blatchford, will be hosting a chat this Wednesday, January 14 @ 7 p.m. CST to answer questions about the Journalist of the Year contest. You can either tweet questions ahead of time using #HSJOY or ask questions live during the chat. To…...

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All-Kansas Yearbook Rankings announced

Congratulations . . . to the 23 yearbooks to earn an All-Kansas evaluation, the highest distinction presented to yearbooks for overall excellence. Below you can find a list of the All-Kansas yearbooks divided by classification. Judges from around the country — fifteen in all — commended the books they saw…...

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October Monthly Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the October 2014 KSPA monthly contest. Over 140 entries were submitted at www.kspaonline.org in 15 categories. The Online-Only Story category received zero entries. Judges from across the country reviewed the entries for KSPA member schools and students. Please let us know if you spot any spelling or accuracy…...

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NSPA/JEA Convention Awards Round-up

Returning from the national semi-annual high school journalism convention this weekend was made more difficult by extra baggage for KSPA member schools: lots of awards! From Nov. 6-9 in Washington DC, the NSPA and JEA hosted a convention at the Wardman Park Marriott. The National Scholastic Press Association handed out…...

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September 2014 Monthly Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 KSPA monthly contests. The results listed here are partial due to delays in the judging of News Story, Feature Story and Yearbook Copy. Those results will be available before the end of the week. Over 130 entries were submitted at www.kspaonline.org in 13…...

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Middle School Contest Results: Spring 2014 

Congratulations to the following students for their awards from the KSPA Middle School Mail-In Contest from the Spring of 2014. We are excited to celebrate you accomplishments as middle school journalists. If you are a middle school adviser and interested in a free membership, sign up here. Feature Excellent: Southwest…...

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KSPA seeking contest judges . . . like you?

We are seeking hard-working and expert judges of scholastic journalism. If you are an active or retired adviser, or perhaps an active or retired journalist, we hope to include you in this great activity. Please see the variety of contests below. We offer high-quality student work that is great to review…...

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Fall Conferences 2014

Every day in the newsroom is filled with ethical, legal, moral and, yes, journalistic decisions. We make decisions of style and taste, but also of right and wrong. We make decisions of grammar and punctuation, but also truth and libel. How do we make better decisions in the newsroom? By…...

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