ASPA State Convention 2017 Awards

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ASPA's 80th annual State Convention was a success! With nearly 400 students in attendance, this year's convention was the biggest to date. Students and teachers had so much fun learning about media literacy, expanding their skills and competing in on-site competitions. Attached below is are list of awards and the powerpoint from the convention. 2017 State Convention Awards ASPA State Convention PPT
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Center for Scholastic Journalism Releases 2011 Scholastic Journalism Survey

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Alabama teachers will want to take note of this: The Center for Scholastic Journalism at Kent State University released its 2011 Scholastic Journalism Census results yesterday. The findings reveal that among American public high schools, student media presence remains strong, with the exception of schools with large poor and minority student populations. Additionally, the findings show that online student media numbers are lagging nationwide, and that yearbooks outnumber newspapers as the most common form of student media. Of the schools surveyed, 96 percent offer some opportunity for student media, leaving only four percent that exclude media from their schools entirely. Mark Goodman, Center for Scholastic Journalism Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism, said that the numbers do not indicate how "healthy" journalism is among schools, but do show that media is…
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ASPA Members on the Map!

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Curious to find out where other ASPA members are located? Check out the map below to see  the distribution of ASPA schools across the state. Don't see your school on the map? Shoot us an e-mail and let us know: aspa@ua.edu.
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Sign up for the ASPA Newsletter and updates!

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[caption id="attachment_834" align="alignright" width="231" caption="Sign up to receive regular updates from ASPA!"][/caption] As we are busy making plans for the ASPA's annual state convention (did you know 2012 is our 75th Anniversary?!) help us out by providing your contact information so that we can get in touch and let you know what you need to know. To receive our newsletter and regular updates about the Alabama Scholastic Press Association, please visit the ASPA Contact Information page to help us bring our database up to date. How do I sign up? Visit the "ASPA Newsletter" link in the right sidebar to access the Contact Information form, or access the page here. What will ASPA contact me about? Sign up for the ASPA newsletter to receive information about Fall Regional Workshops, State Convention, summer…
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We took the TAO of Journalism pledge! Have you?

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ASPA got ready for Scholastic Journalism Week and our State Convention by taking the TAO of Journalism Pledge. The Journalism Education Association endorses the TAO of Journalism concept and encourages student media to Take the Pledge. It is important for student journalists to show they are responsible and the content they produce holds to high standards. Proclaiming publicly their intention to practice ethical journalism is one way for student journalists to establish trust.
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Breaking: Congratulations, MJW Class of 2010!

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Every summer, the Alabama Scholastic Press Association and the College of Communication and Information Sciences welcome a group of high school students to attend the intensive, nine-day Multicultural Journalism Workshop. Students study and practice journalism under UA faculty and top journalists, learning how professionals report, write and present the news in print, online and by broadcast. Congratulations to the 2010 class! We'll see you June 18-27: Sharisma Bell, Montgomery, AL (Booker T. Washington Magnet High School) David Currin, Millbrook, AL (Stanhope Elmore High School) Aaron Etheredge, Irvington, AL (Alma Bryant High School) Georgianna (Gigi) Eyre, Daphne, AL (Bayside Academy) Geoff Follette, Madison, AL (Bob Jones High School) Brian Helms, Millbrook, AL (Stanhope Elmore High School) Latara Holloway, Montgomery, AL (Booker T. Washington Magnet High School Corey Johnson, Scottsboro, AL (Scottsboro…
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