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Stay informed about state, national student media initiatives

Stay informed about state, national student media initiatives

January 17, 2020

Here is the link to the House bill that proposes to amend our Colorado Student Freedom of Expression statute (1990). Here is the link to the report from the Media Literacy Committee which was mandated by legislation in the 2019 state legislative session. Here is the link to a survey asking about content/competencies for prospective journalism teachers, led ...

‘An extraordinarily gifted storyteller’: Former Des Moines Register writer Ken Fuson dies at 63

January 6, 2020

Ken Fuson would have written this better. He would have found a hook, a way to summarize the depth and breadth of his life’s adventures in a single, poignant sentence that would grab a reader by the heart and bring them along for a story the way no other could. But Fuson is gone. He die...

Candidates for 2019-21 CSMA executive board positions announced

Candidates for 2019-21 CSMA executive board positions announced

October 14, 2019

The executive board that takes office as of the Dec. 7 board meeting will lead CSMA for two years, which will include a transition to a new executive director in the summer of 2020. The candidates on the ballot have generously agreed to give of their time and talents and we invite you to read their...

Top educators for 2019
honored at J-Day

Top educators for 2019 </br>honored at J-Day

October 10, 2019

Top adviser sets the pace for state’s video programs Patrick Moring, CJE, media adviser at Rampart HS, has been named CSMA 2019 Adviser of the Year. Over the course of his teaching career, he has gone from English Language Arts to full time work heading the KRAM student video media programs. ...

Best of Show winners top off J-Day awards

Best of Show winners top off J-Day awards

October 4, 2019

Best of Show Awards – Sept. 26, 2019 J-Day 3A/4A Print News 1st – Eaton HS, Eaton Red Ink 2nd – Eagle Valley HS, The Devils’ Advocate 5A Print News 1st – Monarch HS, The Pack 2nd – Rock Canyon HS, The Rock 3rd – Cherry Creek Hs, Union Street Journal 3A/4A Video Media 1st ...

J-Day registration deadline Sept. 20

J-Day registration deadline Sept. 20

September 7, 2019

J-Day is bringing 50 speakers, covering a wide range of media issues and tips, to the Lory Student Center on the campus of Colorado State University on Thursday, Sept. 26. Download a copy of our J-Day "At-a-glance" guide to get started with your planning for the day. We have 52 learning sessions from ...

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...

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