KEMPA Journalism

Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey interview reveals surprising details of Hazelwood court case

Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey interview reveals surprising details of Hazelwood court case

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, News Updates

by Linda Barrington, MJE The story leading up to the Supreme Court decision of Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier is not as cut and dry as many textbooks make it. As the host of "Education Matters" on public radio station WGTD, UW-Oshkosh Assistant Professor, Steven Brown, held an exclusive...

Alternative Story Forms from KEMPA Fall Conference

January 7, 2018


Filed under Fall Conference, News Updates, Uncategorized

Here is the second video of a Fall Conference session:  Beth Marshall presents Alternative Story Forms.  Thank you to Jamie Silver for filming this popular session.  Mrs. Marshall is the yearbook adviser at Richmond-Burton High School.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3qtzd0CVx8&feature=youtu.be

Yearbook 101: Caption Writing session from KEMPA Fall Conference

January 2, 2018


Filed under Fall Conference, News Updates, Uncategorized

With so many sessions at Fall Conference, there are always good presentations that we miss.  This year Herff Jones representative, Jamie Silver (pictured at right), filmed three sessions for us.  The first one is a very popular session on Caption Writing by yearbook adviser Jeff Willauer.  You can wa...

Winter Advisers’ Seminar 2018

Winter Advisers’ Seminar 2018

October 27, 2017


Filed under KEMPA Main Events, News Updates, Winter Advisers’ Seminar

EMPOWERMENT OF STUDENT VOICES WHAT:  Two-day seminar for journalism advisers only.  This year the sessions will focus on skills for all advisers. Download 2018 Winter Seminar brochure final here. WHO: Presenter Lori Keekley advises at St. Louis Park, (Minnesota) High School. The Echo has been a Gol...

2017 Publication Critique Results

October 20, 2017


Filed under Critiques, News Updates

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...

Individual Contest Slide Show 2017

Individual Contest Slide Show 2017

October 13, 2017


Filed under Contests, News, News Updates, Uncategorized

Congrats to all the winners of this year's contest. Here's the breakdown in numbers for the contest: 28 different categories in the Individual Contests: 4 Broadcast, 4 Photojournalism, 3 online, 4 Broadcast, 6 yearbook and 11 Newspaper/ Newsmagazine 519 entries total 23 schools participating 33...

Photo/Video Shoot at Fall Conference

Photo/Video Shoot at Fall Conference

October 2, 2017


Filed under Fall Conference, News Updates, Uncategorized

  We are offering a new opportunity for student photographers and videographers on Oct. 13 to have their photos and videos of KEMPA Fall Conference posted on the KEMPA website:  http://KEMPAjournalism.org.   This is not a contest (no prizes).  But it is an opportunity for students to sho...

Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference 2017

Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference 2017

August 29, 2017


Filed under News Updates, Uncategorized

LEADERSHIP|TEAM-BUILDING is the theme for this year's conference with 10 sessions to improve your students’ skills as leaders. The other 60 sessions offer plenty of options for student journalists. Presenters include professionals, professors, and publication advisers. Two special guest speakers w...

Clint Watts to speak via Skype at KEMPA Fall Conference, Oct. 13

August 21, 2017


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Fall Conference News: Join KEMPA for a special Skype session with Clinton Watts of the Foreign Policy Reasearch Institute. He will discuss and present Social Media Influences and Fake News – The Consequences . This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students to hear first-hand from this "Testi...

KEMPA publications win $2,000 grants from Evjue Foundation

KEMPA publications win $2,000 grants from Evjue Foundation

May 24, 2017


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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...

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