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Kansas students place high in national competition

Eight Kansas students received story of the year awards at the JEA/NSPA fall convention this past weekend in Washington, D.C. Three second-place finishes highlighted the ceremony for the home-state students. Broadcast News: Second Place — Brittyn Fuller and Ty Grosshuesch of BVTV Student News Team, Blue Valley USD 229, Overland…...

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Kansas makes big footprint at national journalism convention

Washington, D.C. — I just spent my first 24 hours at this year’s Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Fall 2009 conference, and it has become even more clear what a huge presence our state makes on the national scholastic journalism scene. Most notable will be Saturday’s luncheon, at which…...

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Pulitzer Prize photographer to speak in KC; KSPA students may request interviews

David Hume Kennerly, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, is scheduled to speak Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial in midtown Kansas City. He’ll show his photographs in a slide show presentation at the memorial after his reception and is being made available for interviews…...

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Four Kansas news publications are Pacemaker finalists

News publications from Hays High School, Blue Valley High School, Shawnee Mission East and Kapaun Mount Carmel all earned Pacemaker finalist distinction Friday from the National Scholastic Press Association. The Pacemakers are considered the “Pulitzers” of scholastic journalism in the U.S., and only 54 high school newspapers and news magazines…...

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Eleven Kansas students named NSPA contest finalists

Students from Shawnee Mission East, Skyline, Blue Valley Northwest, Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Blue Valley West and Shawnee Mission North have been named finalists in the National Scholastic Press Association’s Photo of the Year, Design of the Year, Story of the Year and Broadcast of the Year contests. The NSPA will…...

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Now is the time to discuss potential yearbook problems

Make sure you're not waiting until it's too late to talk to your students about the most important lesson they'll learn as journalists: their responsibilities, as well as the rights, accorded them by the First Amendment....

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A quick introduction is in order . . .

My name is Jeff Browne, and it is my distinct honor to address you as the new Executive Director of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. Doing so in the shadow of John Hudnall’s distinguished career humbles me, but I believe I’m up to the task of serving as his successor.…...

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