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Top journalists named

Top journalists named

May 2, 2018


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

Top students honored in annual portfolio competition CSMA welcomes the Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation this year as a supporting sponsor for the student prizes. That support allowed us to award first place winners checks for $300, while their school media programs received another $250. ...

Looking for a ready-to-use lesson plan?

Looking for a ready-to-use lesson plan?

April 10, 2018


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This plan was shared on the JEA listserv by adviser Bernadette Cranmer, and works best with web access (for a New York Times article and for ISSUU). Its original audience was a yearbook staff, but it wouldn't take much editing to focus on print news or video broadcast staffs. Download the one-page PDF here. It might be a great self-contained lesson for the short downtime betwe...

ONE DAY winter coverage challenge draws wide range of entries

ONE DAY winter coverage challenge draws wide range of entries

March 28, 2018


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Placewinners in the first-ever CSMA ONE DAY Winter Coverage Challenge include 7 schools among 18 total entries in the various contest categories. The contest challenged student media programs to focus on one day in the life of their school community – Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 – and to share their...

Annual day at state capitol draws nearly 100

Annual day at state capitol draws nearly 100

March 18, 2018


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

Placewinners in the four contests growing out of the annual CSMA Capitol Hill Press Conference have been announced. The press conference, a tradition since 1982, brings students to the state capitol to meet with representatives, tour the building, and question a variety of sources in a press conference...

Greer Scholarship winners named

Greer Scholarship winners named

March 14, 2018


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Lauren Irwin, senior at Mountain Vista HS, and Lead Design Editor for all VistaNow media, from print to online, is our 2018 Dorothy Greer Scholarship winner. This is a $2,000 scholarship (if Lauren attends an in-state school), and Lauren's portfolio -- which you can check out here -- goes on to the...

Capitol Hill registration deadline is Feb. 23

Capitol Hill registration deadline is Feb. 23

February 20, 2018


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

A CSMA tradition since 1982, the Capitol Hill Press Conference brings students and advisers to the capitol to meet their representatives, quiz a range of speakers, and even compete in several coverage areas. All registrations are done online, using a form that asks for student names (which can be...

ONE DAY coverage contest focuses on Friday, Feb. 9

ONE DAY coverage contest focuses on Friday, Feb. 9

January 22, 2018


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Ernie Pyle, the great WWII reporter, once said, “If you want to tell the story of a war, tell the story of one soldier.” He was highlighting, of course, the importance of focusing on stories, and on the human scale of the event. We might feel that way about telling the story of a school year....

Free Speech, Free Press, Free People fall contest winners announced

Free Speech, Free Press, Free People fall contest winners announced

January 9, 2018


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

The results are in… Reminding our communities about the importance of the First Amendment and the Five Freedoms it guarantees is always welcome. And the chance to win a $300 voucher for your school media program is also welcome. That's just what our ad hoc fall contest offered, and we are annou...

J-Day brings 1,461 to Fort Collins for day of celebrations and learning

J-Day brings 1,461 to Fort Collins for day of celebrations and learning

October 26, 2017


Filed under CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News, CSU, Featured News, State J-Day, Uncategorized

Thanks to Greg Luft, chair of the Department of Journalism and Media Communication at CSU, for these images from the day. You can see his complete album of photos from our Oct. 19 state conference on our Facebook news feed.  

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