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Announcing COVID-19 Special Coverage Awards

Announcing COVID-19 Special Coverage Awards

March 30, 2020

Special COVID-19 Coverage Challenges SPRING, 2020 There is no official word as to whether everyone will be returning to campus this school year, but the governor has repeatedly said it is unlikely. That is sad on multiple levels, but we are living in "interesting times," whether we like it or not. We ...

Spring deadlines delayed

Spring deadlines delayed

March 24, 2020

After considering a range of opinions and options, all of them thoughtful and valuable, the CSMA board has decided to move our spring contest and critique deadlines to summer. The most likely due date is July 15 (particularly if normal school operations do not resume this school year). The board will...

Top coverage of Capitol Hill
event announced

Top coverage of Capitol Hill <br />event announced

March 10, 2020

Thirty-four student journalists and seven advisers attended our annual Capitol Hill Press Conference on March 2, in the Old Supreme Court Chambers. High schools included: Arapahoe, Arvada, Conifer, Fossil Ridge, Highlands Ranch, Monarch, Palmer Ridge, and Thornton. Several registered schools had to cancel...

Fairview senior wins
2020 Greer Scholarship

Fairview senior wins <br />2020 Greer Scholarship

March 10, 2020

Jivan West, senior at Fairview HS, was named as the Dorothy Greer Scholarship winner for 2020. He will receive a $3,000 college scholarship to support his next steps. Jivan has amassed a wide range of journalistic honors and experiences in his high school career and personal photojournalism life, and you can see his portf...

Register online this week for Capitol Hill Press Conference

Register online this week for Capitol Hill Press Conference

February 25, 2020

The CHPC, which began in 1982 and brings up to a 100 student journalists and their advisers to the state capitol to hear from and question government officials, is back on Monday, March 2. Due to heavy demand for hearing rooms, our event will begin EARLY, prior to the senate and house convening for the...

HB20-1062 passed unanimously

HB20-1062 passed unanimously

February 7, 2020

The third reading of the bill was passed by the entire House on Feb. 13. The vote was 59-0, with six excused. That sends the bill on to the Senate for the next step in the process. Our senate sponsor is Sen. Don Coram (R-Montrose). Our amendment to the 1990 Colorado Student Free Expression law was...

Texas professional nonprofit site offers useful model for student media

Texas professional nonprofit site offers useful model for student media

January 31, 2020

“The for-profit newspaper business model is broken,” said Texas Tribune editor Evan Smith, “and it won’t come back.” Smith presented the Margolin Distinguished Lecture on Jan. 23 in the Cable Center on the campus of the University of Denver, and his thoughts and experiences in professional...

Six schools earn vouchers recognizing ONE DAY coverage

Six schools earn vouchers recognizing ONE DAY coverage

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 and reTHINK workshop. Erie received the nod due to the extensive range of coverage the staff put to...

Stay informed about state, national student media initiatives

Stay informed about state, national student media initiatives

January 17, 2020

Great first step! The Colorado House Education Committee approved our amendment to the student freedom of expression bill unanimously, 13-0, on Feb. 6. This bill is sponsored by Rep. Barbara McLachlan, from Durango, who advised the Durango HS El Diablo for 20 years. Once the bill passes its second ...

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