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2015 SIPA Convention Program

2015 SIPA Convention Program

February 17, 2015
Filed under Events, News, Showcase, SIPA

Download the SIPA convention program now! Plan what sessions you and your students are going to attend and find out more information about SIPA.

SIPA Endowment Auction

January 27, 2015
Filed under Endowment Auction

 Auction Items 2015 The SIPA Auction is used to help raise money for scholastic journalism scholarships and will be held on February 28, 2015 during the annual SIPA conference. The endowment will sponsor a speaker that will be revealed February 27, 2015. Entertainment Alabama Theatre—2 tickets...

Former scholastic journalist finds niche at ESPN, SEC Network

Former scholastic journalist finds niche at ESPN, SEC Network

January 20, 2015
Filed under Showcase, SIPA, Uncategorized

story by Collyn Taylor Coming into the executive board meeting, Justin Fabiano didn’t know what to expect. He was a senior in high school serving on the SIPA Executive Board as a student officer and it was the time of the year to go on the annual board-meeting trip. Once he got into the room...

2015 SIPA Pre-Convention Workshops

2015 SIPA Pre-Convention Workshops

January 13, 2015
Filed under Events, News, Showcase, SIPA

When: Friday, February 27, 1–5 p.m. Specific locations will be decided at a later date. Directions to locations will be set prior to workshops. Registration: $15 per participant, if attending the convention $30 per participant for pre-convention only Broadcast bootcamp with Stella McCombs, Stratford HS (S.C.) Need a...

Student shares experiences at Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Convention

Olivia Slagle, West Henderson HS (Hendersonville, N.C.)
December 15, 2014
Filed under Awards, Events, News, SCSPA, SIPA

Applications for the 2015 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism conference are due Feb. 1, 2015.

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NBCNews.com senior writer, former high school journalist to share experiences at SIPA Convention

NBCNews.com senior writer, former high school journalist to share experiences at SIPA Convention

Karie Duncan, SchoPress Assistant
December 15, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase, SIPA

Since Erin McClam worked on his high school newspaper staff in the 1990s, scholastic journalism has changed as much as it changed his life and career. But, McClam said the key to success in journalism has not changed – reading great journalism. “For me [writing] was a little like learning to play...

South Carolina professor uses detainment as SIPA teaching tool

South Carolina professor uses detainment as SIPA teaching tool

Lauren Harper, SchoPress Assistant
December 3, 2014
Filed under Showcase, SIPA

“I can’t believe this is happening.” These are the words Randy Covington, professor at the University of South Carolina, used to describe the moment he was questioned and detained by Russian immigration officers while teaching an investigative reporting workshop in October. “We were doing...

Scholastic journalism, SIPA opens students’ eyes

Scholastic journalism, SIPA opens students’ eyes

November 25, 2014
Filed under Showcase, SIPA

column by Nicholas Byrne, SIPA Student President My experience with scholastic journalism has taught me skills and given me opportunities that no other club or organization could. The opportunity I value the most is the chance to broaden my own perspective by learning about others. Through engaging...

Wordless News creator named Friday Night keynote

Wordless News creator named Friday Night keynote

Collyn Taylor, SchoPress Assistant
November 20, 2014
Filed under News, Showcase, SIPA

A Mac desktop sits at a desk with papers and books strewn across it as the light from the overhanging lamp trickles down, illuminating the illustration on the screen. The light from the sun slowly spills into the room, warming up the area and shining natural light onto the couch and chairs organized...

SIPA encourages learning, staff bonding

SIPA encourages learning, staff bonding

November 12, 2014
Filed under Conferences, Showcase, SIPA

column by Michaela Baker, Student Officer Member at Large Bonding does not happen within the classroom confines - it happens outside of it. In a journalism classroom we tend to only know the professional side of our peers. We get carried away with stories and deadlines that we forget to take the...

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