KEMPA Journalism

KEMPA Journalism

KEMPA Journalism

Media Award

To recognize the assistance that high school journalists receive from the professional press, the Kettle Moraine Press Association Board of Directors has instituted the Media Award. This award is presented as part of the annual meeting held on the day of the KEMPA Scholastic Fall Journalism Conference.

Adviser-members of KEMPA may nominate any printed publication, electronic media or specific individuals involved with these facets of the professional press. Nominations must include specific activities or services performed by this individual or institution which have given encouragement or assistance to high school publications.

Use this KEMPA Media Award form to nominate a member of the media.  For your convenience, you may also nominate someone using this Google form.

The nomination deadline is midnight on June 30.

2018 James Nelson, “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel”

2017 Mike Konopacki, “Capital Times,” Madison, WI (retired)
2016 Steve Lund, Kenosha News, Kenosha, WI
2014 Jed Carlson, “Superior Telegram,” Superior, WI
2013 Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Madison, WI
2012 Jason Rice, WMTV, Madison, WI
2011 Rick Wood, “Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel”
2010 Ken Miller, “Wisconsin State Journal,” Madison, WI
2009 Danielle Guerra, Northwest News Group of Greater Chicago
2008 Delia Chiapeta, The Kenosha News
2006 Peter Fox, Wisconsin Newspaper Association
2005 William Wineke, “Wisconsin State Journal,” Madison, WI
2004 Mike Konopacki, “Capital Times,” Madison, WI
2003 “The Waunakee Tribune”
2002 Kregg Jacoby, Milwaukee, WI
2001 Dan Needles, WISN Channel 12, Milwaukee
2000 Natasha Kassulke, “Wisconsin State Journal”
1999 Staff of “The Janesville Gazette”
1998 John Nichols, “Capital Times,” Madison, WI; Doug Wojcik, “Stevens Point Journal,” Stevens Point, WI
1997 Joe Koshollek, “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” Milwaukee, WI; Staff of “Capital Times,” Madison, WI
1995 Scott Angus, “Janesville Gazette,” Janesville, WI
1993 “Jefferson County Daily Union,” Fort Atkinson. WI; Rick Uhlman, “Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI
1993 Robert Wills, “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” Milwaukee, WI
1991 Jake Stockinger, “Capital Times,” Madison, WI
1989 “Capital Times” staff, Madison, WI; WISC-TV Channel 3, Madison, WI
1988 Michael St. John, “Wisconsin State Journal,” Madison, WI; “Stoughton Courier Hub,” Stoughton. WI
1987 Christine Blumer (Spangler), “Jefferson County Daily Union,” Fort Atkinson, WI; Rob Zaleski, “Capital Times,” Madison, WI
1985 Mike Flaherty, “Milton Courier,” Milton, WI; Bill Robbins, “Wisconsin State Journal,” Madison, WI
1984 Hank Koshollek, “Capital Times,” Madison, WI
1983 John McCullough, WTMJ Channel 4, Milwaukee, WI