KEMPA publications win at JEA Write-Offs

Congratulations to all the KEMPA publication winners in the JEA Write-Off competition at the Indianapolis convention: Superior News Editing / Headline Writing Robert Brown Fond du Lac High School WI Excellent Sports Writing Sami Sparber Adlai E Stevenson High School IL Excellent Review Writing Grace Geraghty Niles West High School IL Excellent Editorial Cartooning Josephina Levin Wheeling High School IL E...  Read More »

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The true story behind Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier

The true story behind Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier

Do you know the real story behind the censorship at Hazelwood East High School in the 1980s?  This amazing podcast from the Student Press Law Center  reveals details not made public before now.  Listen to Frank LoMonte's interview with Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey, whose name is on the well-known Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier Supreme Court case that has allowed principals to censor student publications for the...  Read More »

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2016 Summer Workshop: a Beautiful Endeavor

2016 Summer Workshop: a Beautiful Endeavor

  By the teachers in the Media Advising class:  Erik Farrar, Elizabeth Miller, Danielle Olejniczak, Kia Sosa and Laura Streyle This year's KEMPA Summer Journali...  Read More »

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Fall Conference

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL SCHOLASTIC JOURNALISM CONFERENCE, OCT. 14

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL SCHOLASTIC JOURNALISM CONFERENCE, OCT. 14

NEW VOICES | NEW MEDIA is the theme for this year's conference. All information is here instead of in a ...  Read More »

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Recent Fall Conference Stories

  • Call for proposals for Fall Conference, Oct. 14, 2016 June 26, 2016
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Winter Advisers’ Seminar 2017

Winter Advisers’ Seminar 2017

MUCH ADO ABOUT ADVISING WHAT:  Two-day seminar for journalism advisers only.  This year the sessions will focus on skills for all advisers.  Download flyer:  winter-seminar-preview. WHO: Present...  Read More »

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REGISTER NOW FOR FALL SCHOLASTIC JOURNALISM CONFERENCE, OCT. 14

REGISTER NOW FOR FALL SCHOLASTIC JOURNALISM CONFERENCE, OCT. 14

NEW VOICES | NEW MEDIA is the theme for this year's conference. All information is here instead of in a mailer. Download this printable schedule:  FSJC_2016 program.  It lists all sessions, schedule and presenters to give you an overview of the entire day. ...  Read More »

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2016 Summer Workshop: a Beautiful Endeavor

2016 Summer Workshop: a Beautiful Endeavor

  By the teachers in the Media Advising class:  Erik Farrar, Elizabeth Miller, Danielle Olejniczak, Kia Sosa and Laura Streyle This year's KEMPA Summer Journalism Workshop can simply be descr...  Read More »

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The true story behind Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier

The true story behind Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier

November 4, 2016

Illinois governor signs Speech Rights for Scholastic Journalists Act

Illinois governor signs Speech Rights for Scholastic Journalists Act

July 31, 2016

Illinois speech rights bill on Governor’s desk

Illinois speech rights bill on Governor’s desk

July 23, 2016

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