Colorado Student Media Association

Register now for Winter Thaw – emphasis on ethics and the student press

Don't miss the chance to spend the day discussing ethics and student media on the CU-Boulder campus, Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017. This is a chance to recharge your advising "battery," hang out with the best educators in the state, and think about how we can better serve our communities, no matter the student media we advise. Our presenters include Dr. Bob Steele, retired Nelson Poynter Scholar for Journalism Values at The Poynter Institute, as well... Read more »

CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News

Online registration for CHPC is now available

We are working on a mix of legislative leaders and state education officials for this year's Capitol Hill Press Conference, a fixture since 1984 for CSMA members. Registration is free (though we do...  Read More »

Jan 10

All-Colorado critique results announced at J-Day

Our summer critique program has just completed six years, with all critiques returned to advisers by mid-August. Judging was done by accomplished advisers from across the nation, literally border to border,...  Read More »

Oct 27

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Capitol Hill Press Conference 2016

Press Law & Ethics Certified Advisers

Angela Banfield, CJE, Early College HS
Justin Daigle, CJE, Brighton HS
Carrie Hendrix, CJE, Lewis-Palmer HS
Kalilah Herscovici, Chaparral HS
Kelly Johnson, CJE, Delta HS
Jill Jones, formerly Windsor HS
Bonnie Katzive, Monarch HS
Yvette Manculich, Powell MS
Tracy Marcello, formerly Fossil Ridge HS
Alyson Mazza, formerly Rock Canyon HS
Ellie Norwood, CJE, Arvada West HS
Tom Patrick, Palmer Ridge HS

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Grid and typography ideas

Grid and typography ideas

This month's recap focuses on two dynamic magazines: Entertainment Weekly and Wired. Grids Want to shake up your look a bit? Worried about how to include more content in a sma...  Read More »

Nov 17

Colorado student media programs honored by NSPA at national convention

Colorado student media programs honored by NSPA at national convention

Broadcast Pacemaker Award The Nighthawk News - Rocky Heights MS Best of Show Junior High/Middle School Yearbook #2 - Eagle Eye View, Sierra MS #5 - The Crusader, Ca...  Read More »

Nov 14

Our First Amendment test is here. We can’t afford to flunk it.

Our First Amendment test is here. We can’t afford to flunk it.

By Margaret Sullivan Media Columnist / November 13 / The Washington Post What really makes America great? It’s the meaning of 45 words found in the Bill of Righ...  Read More »

Nov 14

Attribution tips for journalists, in a nutshell

Attribution tips for journalists, in a nutshell

When you are citing, but not quoting Sources in AP style are much less scholarly than MLA or APA, since the purpose is simple attribution with clarity for the reader. Students should ...  Read More »

Sep 14

Recap of Wired magazine – September issue

Recap of Wired magazine – September issue

September 4, 2016

How to be an expert: 8 proven secrets to superior skill

How to be an expert: 8 proven secrets to superior skill

August 22, 2016

Kick start the new year with SNO experts

Kick start the new year with SNO experts

April 5, 2016

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