KEMPA Journalism

KEMPA Scholarship Recipients Find Success

March 31, 2019

Filed under News, News Updates, Scholarships

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...

2019 Individual Contest Registration Information

March 19, 2019

Filed under Contests, News, News Updates

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 20...

Tinker v Des Moines school district 50 years later

March 18, 2019

Filed under News, News Updates

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...

JEA Adviser Outreach Program Seeking Applicants – Due April 1

March 18, 2019

Filed under News, News Updates

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, fun...

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.lzbearf...

Summer Workshop 2019

Summer Workshop 2019

April 20, 2018

Alternative Story Forms from KEMPA Fall Conference

January 7, 2018

Filed under Fall Conference, News Updates

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...

Yearbook 101: Caption Writing session from KEMPA Fall Conference

January 2, 2018

Filed under Fall Conference, News Updates

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...

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