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KSPA unveils news website standards in advance of spring All-Kansas deadline

KSPA in spring 2011 will provide its first online news All-Kansas critique and ratings service, and in advance of that, the online standards and ratings book is ready and linked here. The standards are based on current practices of professional and student online journalism sites, as well as those standards…...

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Pulitzer winner, Hays workshops highlight Fall Conference slate

A Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer and a new conference format for Hays highlight the KSPA Fall Conference schedule for 2010. Salina native and University of Kansas graduate Colleen McCain Nelson will deliver keynote addresses at the first two conferences, set for Monday, Sept. 20 at KU in Lawrence, and for…...

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KSPA plans busy 2010-2011 calendar, so join now

The 2010-2011 schedule of activities and contests for the Kansas Scholastic Press Association could very well be the busiest ever, and it will culminate, as always, with regional and state competitions next spring. Fall Conferences are already being planned for Lawrence, Manhattan and Hays, the second Statehouse Reporter Day in…...

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Twenty news publications earn All-Kansas distinction

Twenty high school news publications — at least one from every classification in the state — earned All-Kansas distinction from the KSPA All-Kansas judging and critique service for 2010. The winners will receive All-Kansas plaques at the State Contest, scheduled for Saturday at the Kansas Union in Lawrence. Schools with…...

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All-Kansas newspaper registration now open

Newspapers and news magazines from high schools and middle schools across the state may now sign up for the All-Kansas critique service and competition for 2010. The cost, as it was last year, is $50. Deadline is March 5, 2010. Registration requires downloading this interactive PDF and sending it with…...

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Regional carry-in contests are ready

Students may begin working on their carry-in contests for the February regional competitions, which kick off Feb. 25 in Emporia, Hays, Manhattan, Pittsburg  and Wichita, then conclude Feb. 26 in Lawrence. The Regionals page on this Web site also contains a letter to advisers explaining the key details for the…...

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F.L. Schlagle rebuilds journalism program

Former PR professional helps students publish first Stallionaire paper in four years This semester marks a new era for F.L. Schlagle High School in Kansas City where journalism students last month distributed the school’s first printed newspaper in four years. Teacher Keith Jones advises both the newspaper —The Stallionaire— and…...

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09 Lawrence Fall Conference Photos

KSPA Assistant Director Andrew Hoxey took the photographs for this short gallery of some of the highlights of the KU Fall Conference, Sept. 23 at the Kansas Union in Lawrence. Web master Rowdy Wichman designed the slideshow....

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Fall conferences bring in more than 1,200 students and advisers

This week’s KSPA Fall Conferences in Hays, Manhattan and Lawrence saw more than 1,100 students and nearly 100 advisers attend numerous educational sessions and keynote addresses by Logan Aimone, the executive director for the National Scholastic Press Association, and Sports Illustrated photographer Bill Frakes. Aimone entertained the crowds at Fort…...

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