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20 All-Kansas Yearbook winners named

Twenty 2010 Kansas yearbooks earned All-Kansas distinction this year in the annual critique service and contest. Judges from around the country evaluated more than 60 yearbooks in all. The schools that earned All-Kansas honors are (click on the link beneath the list to see a map of the All-Kansas schools):…...

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Discussion highlights value of multimedia journalism education

Howard Finberg, the director of interactive studies at The Poynter Institute, and Jeff Jarvis from the City University of New York appeared on Minnesota Public Radio’s Dec. 20 morning program to talk about the value of a multimedia journalism education. Their discussion focuses primarily on educating college students, but it…...

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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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24 Kansas publications earn Best of Show awards at NSPA convention

Led by Shawnee Mission East’s newspaper and website, as well as the Maize South Middle School yearbook, 24 Kansas publications earned Best of Show honors at the JEA/NSPA national convention Nov. 11-14 in Kansas City, Mo. The Harbinger newspaper and the student news website, smeharbinger.net, both from Shawnee Mission East,…...

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October Design of the Month Winners Announced

KSPA received 15 entries in the October Design of the Month contest. Here are the winners: Yearbook Design 1st – Ellie Jones, Shawnee Mission East High School, 6A 2nd – Justine King, Maize High School, 6A News Magazine Design 1st – Stacie Sikora, Blue Valley West High School, 6A 2nd…...

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October Photo of the Month Winners Announced

KSPA received 25 entries in this month’s Photo of the Month contest. Here are the winners: Student Life 1st – Brandon Hanchett, Newton High School 2nd – Alissa Pollack, Shawnee Mission East High School 3rd – Terrah Schultz, Washburn Rural High School, King for a Day Sports 1st – Andrea…...

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September photo contest winners announced

Students from Shawnee Mission North, Pittsburg, Shawnee Mission East and Blue Valley West captured first places in KSPA’s first Photo of the Month competition. Below are the winners and runners-up in each category. KSPA judges received more entries in the Student Life/Feature and Sports categories than any other. The October…...

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KSDE funding decision under media spotlight

KSPA’s ad hoc CTE committee has made an impact on the public’s awareness of the Kansas State Department of Education’s decision to cut journalism funding effective 2012. Led by Karen Ford of Holton HS, committee members have lobbied state media to write about the decision, and they’ve lobbied KSDE decision-makers…...

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High school students gain exposure through 810 WHB’s ‘Scholastic Sportswriters’ program

August 23, 2010 (Overland Park) – Sports Radio 810 WHB announced the launch of the “810 WHB Scholastic Sportswriters” program for the 2010-11 year. The program will begin with the 2010 football season, as selected students can write stories and take photos of their high school football team. The content…...

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Obituary: Michael Dunlap, BV West adviser

Michael A. Dunlap, 44, the newspaper and yearbook adviser at Blue Valley West High School, died unexpectedly of an aneurysm at his home on Monday, Aug. 2. Dunlap taught journalism at Blue Valley West, served as Mass Communication Department chairman, and was program facilitator for journalism for the Blue Valley Unified…...

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