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SPLC publishes new toolkit for student journalists, advisers for work during COVID-19 crisis

SPLC publishes new toolkit for student journalists, advisers for work during COVID-19 crisis

March 25, 2020

Today, March 25, the Student Press Law Center is publishing a new toolkit providing technical assistance and support to student journalists and advisers as they work through the COVID-19 crisis and as they concurrently work to ward off any opportunistic interference/obstruction/censorship of their work as ...

Winter Advisers’ Seminar 2020

Winter Advisers’ Seminar 2020

January 5, 2020

Registration is now open! Register online here: https://forms.gle/6tapiWMTpW2REi7C9 Look for our brochure in your mailbox very soon! Adam Dawkins is our keynote speaker, showing us how to add video to our stories.  Dawkins will cover the structure and technique of news and feature broadcast video stories from idea generation to reporting, ...

2019 Individual Contest Results

2019 Individual Contest Results

October 12, 2019

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4 Winners Selected for KEMPA Scholarship 2019

4 Winners Selected for KEMPA Scholarship 2019

October 12, 2019

After going through 18 very qualified candidates, we are proud to announce that four students will share the KEMPA scholarship funds as they begin their college careers for the 2019-2020 school year. The four recipients are: Mary Ellen Ritter from Brookfield Central HS, WI, Cory Sparks from Indian Trail...

2019 KEMPA Publication Awards Announced

October 12, 2019

YEARBOOK AWARDS ALL-KEMPA Legend,  Brookfield Central High School,   Brookfield, WI The Beacon,   Harborside Academy,   Kenosha, WI The Tartan,  Homestead High School,  Mequon, WI The Blaze,   Indian Trail High School and Academy,   Kenosha, WI Laconian,   Laconia High School,...

Scholarships

Scholarships

September 7, 2019

To promote journalism and communication careers, the Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) will award up to $1,800 in scholarships to this year’s graduates of member publications who plan to major in journalism, photojournalism, communications, English, journalism education or related areas at an...

Registration open now for Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference, Oct. 11, 2019

Registration open now for Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference, Oct. 11, 2019

August 13, 2019

You and your students will have the opportunity to meet Mary Beth Tinker and hear her talk about Student Press Rights in three different breakout sessions.  Her opening keynote address will focus on “The First Amendment and You.” The First Amendment is one of the most basic principles of our...

KEMPA Scholarship Recipients Find Success

March 31, 2019

During the first semester of the 2018-2019 school year, three KEMPA scholarship recipients from last year successfully began their college careers as journalism majors and received their scholarship checks to help them on their way. Alexandra Landman is a freshman at the University of Dayton, and Katrina...

2019 Individual Contest Registration Information

March 19, 2019

Dear KEMPA advisers and students, KEMPA now offers several individual contest categories in Newspaper, News Magazine, Yearbook, Online Multimedia, Broadcast, and Photography for student work published by member schools in the 2018-19 school year. This is an opportunity for your students to enter their i...

Tinker v Des Moines school district 50 years later

March 18, 2019

Fifty years ago the landmark decision of Tinker v. Des Moines was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court establishing a strong precedent for student free speech rights. Justice Abe Fortas stated in his majority opinion that “It can hardly be argued that either students or teachers shed their constitutional...

JEA Adviser Outreach Program Seeking Applicants – Due April 1

March 18, 2019

JEA is entering the fourth year of its Partner Project to deliver on-site training to journalism programs in need. All journalism teachers and their students deserve support and training regardless of factors like location, funding and available resources. The National High School Journalism Convention o...

Mary Ellen Ritter named Wisconsin High School Journalist of the Year

Mary Ellen Ritter named Wisconsin High School Journalist of the Year

March 18, 2019

Mary Ellen Ritter is a senior at Brookfield Central High School where she has been a member of her yearbook program for four years and is editor-in-chief of the award-winning Legend for a second year in a row. The Wisconsin State Director for the Journalism Education Association announced that Ritter...

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