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Here’s to better weather

It’s not a very nice Sunday here in Lawrence, with wet snow falling and the temperature hovering around 32 degrees. A quick check of the forecast for regional contests, however, appears to give us all a break around Kansas, and clear sailing to your regional. Pittsburg: Clear Wednesday night, with…...

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Administrator of the Year nominations now accepted

Kansas student journalists have legal protection against administrative censorship and interference, but at some schools these laws are almost unnecessary because the administrators go above and beyond to encourage student journalism. The Administrator of the Year Award is an opportunity for high schools to honor administrators who support and respect…...

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KSPA Hall of Fame deadline approaching

The KSPA Hall of Fame deadline is quickly approaching and is a great way to honor journalism teacher and advisers in the state. The nominee must meet criteria in multiple areas, which include having significant contributions to KSPA, achievement in personal success with student journalism and contributions made to the…...

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Designers needed for T-shirt design contest

Student designers have the opportunity to receive $50 by submitting designs for T-shirts that will be sold at the 2010 State Journalism Contest on May 1 in Lawrence. Submission must include a CD with the design as a digital file (.jpg or .tif) and an explanation of what type of…...

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Blue Valley TV wins Statehouse Reporter video news contest

Kansas State Budget Crisis from Denny Brand on Vimeo....

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Five Kansas yearbooks named national Pacemaker finalists; Maize South Middle wins award

Five Kansas high school yearbooks have been named Pacemaker finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association, NSPA contest coordinator Kathy Huting announced today. In addition, Maize South Middle School’s yearbook earned special recognition from the NSPA. The five finalists: The JAG, Mill Valley HSCourtney Colin, Carolyn Gatewood, Karl Sparrman, editorsKathy…...

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Student Press Law Explained

The First Amendment is critical for any journalist in the United States, but through the years the rights of the First Amendment have dramatically changed for student journalists. Two U.S. Supreme Court cases have shifted these rights for public school students across the nation, and Kansas has additional laws regarding…...

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Adviser of the Year deadline approaching

Journalism teachers and students across the state have an opportunity to honor inspiring and dedicated advisers for high school journalism with the Jackie Engel Award. The nominees must be a teacher in Kansas, and teachers may nominate themselves or be nominated by a student, colleague, administrator or parent. Deadline is…...

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KPC and KSPA announce 2010 All-Kansas Write-Off

The Kansas Professional Communicators and KSPA are happy to work together again this year to sponsor the 2010 All-Kansas Write-Off competition. The All-Kansas Write-Off allows student journalists to compete in 24 categories. Categories eligible for national competition are editorial, opinion, news story, feature story, sports story, columns, feature photo, sports…...

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HS Journalist of the Year competition deadline approaching

Kansas high school journalists have an opportunity to showcase their talents through the High School Journalist of the Year competition. Students who wish to enter the contest must submit an application form as well as a portfolio that will explain to the judges who he or she is as a…...

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