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Best of Colorado award certificates are in the mail

Best of Colorado award certificates are in the mail

May 6, 2019

Congratulations to a record number of winners in our annual spring Best of Colorado individual awards. You can download this year's spreadsheet list, sorted by school and medium, here. Just FYI: you can also download ALL results from this competition, since it began in 2011, on this same page. Due...

Castle View senior named
2019 Greer Scholarship winner

Castle View senior named <br>2019 Greer Scholarship winner

March 7, 2019

Taylore Todd, copy editor of the Vieo and a key contributor to all four Castle View student media (print news, yearbook, online, and video broadcast), has been named the 2019 Dorothy Greer Scholarship winner by CSMA. Her portfolio will be advanced to the Journalism Education Association’s Nationa...

Winter professional development workshop focuses on media literacy

Winter professional development workshop focuses on media literacy

February 22, 2019

“We want someone to save us,” said Damaso Reyes, which was the top takeaway for many from the Feb. 2 Teaching Media Literacy workshop that brought together nearly 60 educators and journalists. “We are still waiting for some gatekeeper to take care of today’s information landscape.” But, Reyes s...

Winter PD focuses on media literacy

Winter PD focuses on media literacy

December 18, 2018

We have all been thinking about how to increase our students' ability to separate facts from fiction in the media they consume, and CSMA is joining with our partners to bring you a day of ideas, sharing and inspiration on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. This professional development day is simply titled "Teaching ...

Five schools awarded vouchers honoring great ONE DAY coverage

Five schools awarded vouchers honoring great ONE DAY coverage

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 be used toward paying for any CSMA-sponsored event, including J-Day 2019. The contest asked media...

Download our 2018-19 deadline calendar now!

November 15, 2018

This handy one-page PDF should be posted where staff can see what is upcoming. These are not the only contests and scholastic press organizations out there, but these are popular with our members and we are proud to partner with them all....

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 student media, we might amend this to, "If you want to tell the story of a school, tel...

Mary Beth Tinker sets
the tone for J-Day

Mary Beth Tinker sets <br/>the tone for J-Day

September 30, 2018

CSMA lured Mary Beth Tinker west from her D.C. home to meet student journalists and advisers, and reinforce the importance of student free expression. And 1,700 responded to this chance by making the trek to Fort Collins for J-Day 2018. You can check the keynote with the attached video.

J-Day brings record crowd to annual conference

J-Day brings record crowd to annual conference

September 30, 2018

Our state conference, known as J-Day, has been an annual fall celebration on the CSU campus since 2002. The Sept. 27 event drew 1,700 to Fort Collins, breaking previous attendance marks by 200. Somehow everyone managed to cram into the Grand Ballroom and hear keynoter Mary Beth Tinker, one of the names...

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