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First publication portfolio contest reveals diverse coverage

March 17, 2021

The Publication Portfolio contest - which focused on stories that were investigative, inclusive, connecting, clarifying, and entertaining - only had a handful of entries, but each publication really showcased...

Publication portfolio competition to ‘connect the dots’

February 4, 2021

CSMA Publication Portfolio Contest - Spring 2021 “Connecting the Dots”  Journalism aims to inform, but it can also aim to connect. Show off your work that hits the following “dots” to earn...

Colorado scholastic journalism wins numerous awards at NSPA 2020

Colorado scholastic journalism wins numerous awards at NSPA 2020

November 30, 2020

Even on a national stage, Colorado publications shine. Check out this amazing list of winners (and, of course, the work itself).   Adviser Pioneer Award: Kristi Rathbun Story: Honorable...

Oregon student journalist covers protests

She's fearless but not reckless in her nightly reporting on the Portland protests
July 30, 2020

This young woman is not typical and we don't advocate for students putting themselves in harm's way to do their reporting, but it's an inspiring story that deserves to be part of our "Fearless" series. And...

Six schools earn vouchers recognizing ONE DAY coverage

Six schools earn vouchers recognizing ONE DAY coverage

Online and video entries dominate our challenge to cover December 6, 2019 in school communities
January 28, 2020

Erie HS's Tiger Media earned the top award in this annual coverage competition, which brings a $200 voucher to be used for any CSMA event in 2020. This includes J-Day, as well as Summer Adviser Workshop...

Tinkerversary celebrates 50 years of student free speech

Mary Beth Tinker and her brother John were suspended with three other Des Moines, Iowa, high schoolers in 1965 for wearing black armbands to protest the Vietnam War
February 22, 2019

                By Mark Walsh / Education Week February 21, 2019 This Education Week blog post provides a quick history of the Tinker...

Five schools awarded vouchers honoring great ONE DAY coverage

Five schools awarded vouchers honoring great ONE DAY coverage

Nov. 9 provided students with wide array of events
December 4, 2018

There were a limited number of entries in our ad hoc coverage contest, called ONE DAY, but the quality was so high that five schools will share in the awards. Each school will receive a $200 voucher to...

ONE DAY coverage contest focuses on Friday, Nov. 9

ONE DAY coverage contest focuses on Friday, Nov. 9

November 8, 2018

Our ONE DAY coverage challenge returns with a fall date this time around. Ernie Pyle, the great WWII reporter, once said, “If you want to tell the story of a war, tell the story of one soldier.” For...

Teaching is not for the faint of heart

A local columnist shares a local adviser's perspectives
May 16, 2018

The next time someone spouts off about teachers whining or not working enough or whatever the latest angle might be justifying current working conditions, this column by Dave Perry, of the Aurora Sentinel,...

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