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Support the Five Freedoms with our fall First Amendment Contest

Support the Five Freedoms with our fall First Amendment Contest

August 30, 2017


Filed under Contests, CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News

Last year our special fall contest grew from FEARLESS, and we hope you and your staffs will continue to be fearless in reporting and leading the community. This year we are sponsoring a contest highlighting the First Amendment, and the Five Freedoms it promises our nation. Of course, a promise is not...

CSMA will pay your JEA testing fees

CSMA will pay your JEA testing fees

August 30, 2017


Filed under Advisers Only, CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News

Beginning in 2017, CSMA will reimburse you the cost of taking either the Certified Journalism Educator (CJE) or Master Journalism Educator (MJE) test. The cost of testing is $60 for the CJE and $85 for the MJE, paid to the Journalism Education Association. Advisers of CSMA-member media may apply fo...

Top individual journalists honored

Top individual journalists honored

May 2, 2017


Filed under Awards and Scholarships, Broadcast Journalist of the Yer, CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News, Designer of the Year, Featured News, Middle School Journalist of the Year, Photographer of the Year, Reporter of the Year

CSMA is proud to announce the winners of our top individual awards for student journalists. A portfolio of work from the current school year was required for each award, and judging was done by nationally recognized media advisers. Each first-place winner received a $250 prize, and each winner's school...

Meet the candidates for CSMA leadership positions

Meet the candidates for CSMA leadership positions

May 2, 2017


Filed under Advisers Only, Board of Directors, CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News, Featured News, Uncategorized

The Colorado Student Media Association holds board elections every two years, and all advisers of member media may cast one ballot. The election is conducted through SurveyMonkey, and the voting window is May 8-12, 2017. Winners will be announced on Saturday, May 13 on our site and through the CSMA ...

Greer, Benson Scholarship winners named

Greer, Benson Scholarship winners named

March 13, 2017


Filed under CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News, Featured News, Scholarships

Three outstanding senior journalists earned college scholarships in CSMA's annual Dorothy Greer and Eric Benson scholarship competitions. Our Greer winner (also known as the Colorado Student Journalist of the Year) is Esteban Arellano, from Standley Lake HS. This is a $2,000 award if attending a C...

Capitol Hill reporting winners announced

Capitol Hill reporting winners announced

March 13, 2017


Filed under Capitol Hill Press Conference, CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News, Featured News, Uncategorized

As part of our Feb. 27 Capitol Hill Press Conference, students could choose to enter one of four competitions that included reporting on the day. The “day” included morning meetings with state legislators, tours of the Capitol, the press conferences themselves, staff breakfasts, and even joining...

Three media programs honored for FEARless reporting

Three media programs honored for FEARless reporting

February 8, 2017


Filed under CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News, FEARless

The top three entrees in our fall, 2016 coverage challenge, titled FEARless, each received a $300 voucher to use toward any CSMA sponsored event in 2017. Judges included Jeff Browne, Mary Beth Tinker, and Jack Kennedy (basically as a tie-breaker). Eagle Valley HS From the school's entry: The First Ame...

Winter Thaw focuses on journalistic ethics

Winter Thaw focuses on journalistic ethics

February 7, 2017


Filed under CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News, Ethics, FEARless, Student Press Rights

DOING ETHICS Paul Voakes, who teaches Media Law & Ethics at CU Boulder: Ethics can be taught. We DO ethics, as opposed to HAVE ethics. He began with a discussion of Deontology (see PowerPoint shared by Paul), with has the advantage of being less gray than situational ethics, for instance, wit...

Register now for our annual Capitol Hill Press Conference

Register now for our annual Capitol Hill Press Conference

February 6, 2017


Filed under Capitol Hill Press Conference, CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News, Featured News, Press Events

A more than 30-year tradition, Capitol Hill Press Conference (CHPC) returns to the Old Supreme Court Chambers of the state capitol on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Registration is free, though participation is a bit limited, with two students per CSMA-member medium allowed. All registration is online and student names may be substituted r...

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