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Bear Facts Publishes Editorial about Free Press

February 9, 2019


Filed under First Amendment, From Our Students, News, News Updates

As part of KEMPA’s mission to showcase student publications that are shining a light on today’s world in new and brave ways, we present an article that Bear Facts from Lake Zurich High School published on January 6, 2019: an editorial about free press. The full article text follows, and the link...

The Conant Crier Publishes Editorial about Free Press

The Conant Crier Publishes Editorial about Free Press

December 29, 2018


Filed under From Our Students, News, News Updates

As part of KEMPA's mission to showcase student publications that are shining a light on today's world in new and brave ways, we present an article that The Conant Crier published on December 11, 2018: an editorial about free press, Jim Acosta, and the Har-Ber Herald. The full article text follows,...

KEMPA Publication Awards Announced 2018

October 30, 2018


Filed under Critiques, Fall Conference, News Updates

KEMPA Online Critiques ALL KEMPA Niles West HS www.nileswestnews.org FIRST Huntley HS www.huntleyvoice.com Grayslake North HS knighttimes.d127.org James B. Conant HS www.conantcrier.com Lake Zurich HS www.lzbearfacts.com SECOND Brookfield Central HS https://bctyro.com West Chicago Community HS www.wil...

2018 Individual Contest Results

2018 Individual Contest Results

October 15, 2018


Filed under Contests, News, News Updates

Here’s the breakdown in numbers for the contest: 28 different categories in the Individual Contests: 37 Broadcast, 61 Photojournalism, 9 online, 76 yearbook and 303 Newspaper/ Newsmagazine 488 entries total 20 schools participating 269 awards, including honorable mentions We hope you can use these wi...

Registration open now for Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference, Oct. 12, 2018

Registration open now for Fall Scholastic Journalism Conference, Oct. 12, 2018

August 3, 2018


Filed under Fall Conference, KEMPA Main Events, News Updates, Uncategorized

Save the date!  Plan to attend in the fall with your new staff.  KEMPA yearbook members, remember to send in your membership renewal AND publication for a free critique up to the date of the conference .  Publication awards  with critique results will be presented at Fall Conference.   Also individual...

Summer Workshop 2018

Summer Workshop 2018

April 20, 2018


Filed under KEMPA Main Events, News Updates, Summer Workshop

Join us for KEMPA SJW this summer at Marquette University! Choose from tracked classes that provide students with a variety of learning experiences geared toward individual ability levels and experiences -- all taught by award-winning instructors.Take field trips around Milwaukee, sleep in air-conditioned...

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 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...

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