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SIPA alum ‘books’ success at NPR

SIPA alum ‘books’ success at NPR

Collyn Taylor
February 4, 2014
Filed under News, SIPA, Uncategorized

In the world of journalism, NPR Books Editorial Assistant Camila Domonoske is trying to do it all. From print to online to radio, she has worked in almost every sector of professional journalism. She got her start, however, as an editor-in-chief of her high school’s newspaper, the Newsstreak, at Har...

SIPA board member named 2013 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year

SIPA board member named 2013 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year

January 7, 2014
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Brenda Gorsuch, former SIPA chairperson and current SIPA board member, was named 2013 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year Jan. 6 by the prestigious Journalism Education Association in a surprise ceremony at her school, West Henderson HS in Hendersonville, N.C. Click here to read the full story....

SIPA board member to receive prestigious scholastic journalism award

SIPA board member to receive prestigious scholastic journalism award

January 7, 2014
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SIPA board member Meredith Cummings, director of the Alabama Scholastic Press Association, will receive the James Frederick Paschal Award at the spring Columbia Scholastic Press Association in mid-March. The award honors state or regional school press association officials who have distinguished themselves...

John O’Connor to share vast journalism experience with students at SIPA as Saturday keynote speaker

John O’Connor to share vast journalism experience with students at SIPA as Saturday keynote speaker

Collyn Taylor
December 12, 2013
Filed under Events, News, Showcase, SIPA

He caught Sanford at the airport, ready to confront him about the trip to Argentina. After listening to the press conference, reporter John O’Connor was about to break the biggest story of his career. Governor Sanford, supposedly hiking in the Appalachian Mountains, was actually in Argentina...

Tinker brings First Amendment advocacy tour to South Carolina

BP Turner
November 6, 2013
Filed under Conferences, News

Nearly 50 years after appealing to the Supreme Court in the groundbreaking 1969 First Amendment case Tinker v. Des Moines, Mary Beth Tinker shared her story in the historically conservative state of South Carolina. “I honestly didn't see that much difference between the students in South Carolina...

Scholastic journalists flock to SCSPA fall conference

Collyn Taylor
November 6, 2013
Filed under Conferences, News

An army of middle and high school journalists and their teachers invaded the Russell House Student Union on the University of South Carolina’s campus on Oct. 7 for the annual South Carolina Scholastic Press Association fall conference. These scholastic journalists and advisers took classes taught...

Matt Crossman to be Friday night keynote speaker at SIPA Convention

Matt Crossman to be Friday night keynote speaker at SIPA Convention

Collyn Taylor
September 12, 2013
Filed under Events, News, Showcase, SIPA

The first day working for the Daily Telegram, freelance reporter Matt Crossman was exposed to a scene he would never forget. “The police scanner started squawking about a house fire,” Crossman said. “[When I got there] the fire chief took me back over to the burned out skeleton of a hous...

Using social media to promote your publication

September 11, 2013
Filed under News, SIPA

So your publication is finally in the world of social media--now what? Journalism staffs all over the country are starting to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote their publications not only within their schools, but also throughout their communities. Below, read advisers' tips about...

How to Grow Your J-Program by Taking Advantage of Your Greatest Resource: Parents

How to Grow Your J-Program by Taking Advantage of Your Greatest Resource: Parents

Shannon Team, newspaper and yearbook adviser at Lugoff-Elgin HS
September 4, 2013
Filed under News, Resources, SCSPA, Showcase, SIPA

Most schools have booster clubs for athletics, band and – if they’re lucky – academics. So why not a J-Booster? Below are some tips to help you get started. 1. Talk to your principal. Some schools have policies regarding boosters, and some require groups to have a constitution in place. 2. Send...

Tinker Tour-USA Today

September 2, 2013
Filed under News, SCSPA

The Tinker Tour is making headlines all over the country. Check out this article from USA Today.

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