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KSPA, Garden City CC host Constitution Day panels Sept. 16

Garden City Community College, the Kansas Scholastic Press Association, and the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications have scheduled Sept. 16 as The Southwest Kansas Constitution/First Amendment Day, a stop on KSPA’s First Amendment Tour 2011, hosted by GCCC. Advisers, students and administrators from every Kansas school…...

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JEA president’s visit highlights fall conferences

In a tradition that extends all the way back to 1919, the Kansas Scholastic Press Association again this year will host fall conferences for student-journalists and their advisers across this great state. For the 13th consecutive year, advisers will have the choice to attend a conference at a university of…...

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Six schools win sweepstakes titles at KSPA state contest

Shawnee Mission East, Andover, Piper, Caney Valley, Humboldt and Western Plains high schools won sweepstakes titles at Saturday’s KSPA state contest at the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. More than 1,000 students from 95 schools competed in carry-in and on-site contests. More than 50 judges pored…...

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KSPA begins “The Drive” to build Engel Endowment Fund

In 2011, KSPA kicks off “The Drive: The Jackie Engel Endowment Fund Golf Tournament” as a means for potential donors to have fun and contribute to the endowment. The Drive is scheduled for 1 p.m. May 20, 2011, at the Alvamar Golf Club in Lawrence. Kansas media companies and other…...

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2011 Regional contests set at six sites

KSPA Regional contests will again take place at six sites around Kansas, Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, 2011. Entry deadlines are Jan. 28 for the Feb. 24 regionals, and Jan. 31 for the KU regional. The contests: Thursday, Feb. 24 at Kansas State University Thursday, Feb. 24 at Wichita State…...

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Video news programs join KSPA’s All-Kansas lineup in 2011

KSPA in spring 2011 will provide its first video news program 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 broadcast journalism sites, as well as those…...

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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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