KEMPA Journalism

KEMPA publications win $2,000 grants from Evjue Foundation

May 25, 2017
Filed under News, News Updates

The Norse Star, Stoughton High School's student newspaper, and The Prowl, Belleville High School’s student newspaper, each received a grant in the amount of $2,000 from The Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times, on May 12, 2017. The Norse Star staff will use these funds for...

2017 KEMPA Scholarship Winners

May 17, 2017
Filed under News Updates, Scholarships

After receiving several outstanding applications for the KEMPA college scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year, we are proud to announce our three scholarship recipients who will each receive a $600 scholarship award after their first semester of college. They are: Anastasia Dalianis from Maine South...

‘The Things That Make Us’ is 2017 workshop theme

‘The Things That Make Us’ is 2017 workshop theme

May 5, 2017
Filed under News, News Updates, Summer Workshop, Uncategorized

One of the finest summer journalism workshops in the country will be right here in Wisconsin at Marquette University, July 16-19. If you are a journalism adviser or have one at your school, this is the place that your students should plan on for this summer. Registration opened Jan. 1 with a June 15 dead...

The First Amendment Matters PSA Contest

The First Amendment Matters PSA Contest

April 9, 2017
Filed under First Amendment, News Updates, Top Story

As New Voices campaigns spread across the country, we want our students to be aware of their First Amendment rights. One of the ways to do that is to get them involved in doing something worthwhile that will sharpen their awareness and understanding of the issues. Here’s a link to a very do-able...

KEMPA scholarship recipients thrive at Indiana, Northwestern University

March 4, 2017
Filed under News Updates, Scholarships

2017 scholarship applications due March 13:  2017 KEMPA Scholarship application       As we await the applications for our 2017 scholarship program, the 2016 KEMPA scholarships recipients reported back on their successful first semesters at Indiana and Northwestern Universities. Hannah Bouffor...

Eye for Design

January 28, 2017
Filed under News Updates, Winter Advisers’ Seminar

The principles of design carry across any sized page or screen. At KEMPA's Winter Advisers' Seminar, March 3-4, 2017, JEA vice-president Sarah Nichols will present a session addressing key concepts such as contrast, unity, alignment and scale. She will show examples of elements like type, space ...

Award winners honored at KEMPA Fall Conference

December 24, 2016
Filed under Awards, News

The KEMPA Board is pleased to honor award recipients in the following categories: Nancy Becker Newspaper Advisers of the Year:   MICHAEL GLUSKIN, Libertyville High School, Libertyville, Illinois MATTHEW SMITH, Fond du LAC High School, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Friend of KEMPA:    SNO SITES, To...

KEMPA publications win at JEA Write-Offs

November 14, 2016
Filed under News, News Updates

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 Writ...

The true story behind Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier

The true story behind Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier

November 4, 2016
Filed under First Amendment, News Updates, Top Story

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...

Individual Contest slideshow

October 15, 2016
Filed under Contests, News, News Updates

Congrats to all the winners.  View the slideshow here:   A Video Playlist with all of the 2016 Individual Contest VIDEO winners:   L...

2016 Publication Critique Results

October 14, 2016
Filed under Critiques, News, News Updates, Top Story

Congratulations to the KEMPA publications on the results of their critiques.  We encourage all KEMPA members to send in their publications in the spring for judging.  We recommend that advisers and students use the results in the fall to guide your goal-setting for the coming year.  This is valuable...

Dow Jones News Fund names Patrick Johnson 2016 Distinguished Adviser

Dow Jones News Fund names Patrick Johnson 2016 Distinguished Adviser

September 20, 2016
Filed under Awards, News, News Updates, Uncategorized

PRINCETON, N.J. (Sept. 20, 2016) Patrick Johnson of Antioch (Illinois) Community High School is in his sixth year teaching (his fourth at Antioch; the first two at Marquette University) and fourth year advising the Tom Tom, a website and 10-issue student life magazine. During his tenure at Antioch, Joh...