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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...

2014 SIPA Convention Planning

2014 SIPA Convention Planning

December 5, 2013
Filed under Conferences, Events, Showcase, SIPA

Download the 2014 Pre-Convention Planning guidebook Also, find out more about Friday night's keynote speaker, Matt Crossman Want to know about Saturday afternoon's keynote speaker, John O'Connor? Click here Do you have talent? Enter SIPA's Got Talent! Get all the info here!...

SIPA’s Got Talent

SIPA’s Got Talent

November 5, 2013
Filed under Events, Showcase, SIPA

Do you have a talent you want to show off at the 2014 SIPA Convention? Aspiring rapper, part of a group of dancers, stand-up comedian or just plain silly - make sure you get your act together before Feb. 28. The contest can be entered by an individual or by a team of staff members.  SIPA's Got Talent...

George Johnson, SJMC professor, shares his SIPA memories, experience

Lauren Harper
September 20, 2013
Filed under Archives, SIPA

By Lauren Harper, Scholastic Press Assistant As we approach the 90th anniversary of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association, we began talking with people who knew our organization before it came to the University of South Carolina. In what may seem like a stroke of irony, George Johnson, adjunct pr...

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...

Second Annual Investigative Journalism Workshop

Ernest Wiggins, Associate Professor
August 29, 2013
Filed under CJI, Events, News, SIPA

Speaking Truth to Power:  Second Annual Pre-Collegiate Fellowship in Investigative Journalism at the USC School of Journalism and Mass Communications Editor’s note:   Workshop coordinator Professor Ernest Wiggins said the overarching goal of the Pre-Collegiate Fellowship in Investigative Jo...

South Carolina Mentor shares highlights of her mentees’ year

Marilyn Chapman, South Carolina Mentor
June 24, 2013
Filed under News, SIPA

  Third-year mentee Julie Wallace, adviser of the Wilsonian yearbook at Wilson High School, Florence, S.C., had an enthusiastic class this year. She had new computers in a new lab, giving her enough computers for each student.  Her main focus was to meet all deadlines, have more photos pe...

June 19, 2013
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