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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...

SCSPA’s Fall Photography Contest

August 12, 2013
Filed under Events, News, SCSPA

    Deadline:  Saturday, September 21, 2013    Fee: $5 per entry - all proceeds go to Journalist of the Year fund   Prizes:   1st place award certificate – first place winner will also receive $20 in iTunes money 2nd place award certificate Honorable Menti...

Curriculum Resources for Tinker v. Des Moines

August 1, 2013
Filed under News, SCSPA

Teachers: Click here to visit Mary Beth Tinker’s resource page.  On this page, she’s listed websites that she thinks are valuable curriculum resources for the Tinker v. Des Moines case.  Feel free to check out these websites for general information about the case or to get ideas for creative wa...

SCSPA to bring the Tinker Tour to the University of South Carolina

August 1, 2013
Filed under News, SCSPA, Showcase

The South Carolina Scholastic Press Association will bring living history to the University of South Carolina this fall on the wheels of an old RV. Mary Beth Tinker, plaintiff of the historic Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines, is traveling the country on a bus tour to educate students about...

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...

Student gains hands-on experience at Investigative Journalism Workshop

Hannah Bailey, J.L. Mann HS
June 24, 2013
Filed under News

My experience at the School of Journalism’s second Pre-collegiate Investigative Workshop was eye opening. I never realized how much information was out on the web, and how, with the right tools, a journalist can easily find a story. We discovered in class that you might have a set of information,...

Student learns skills from the experts at Investigative Journalism Workshop

Abby Meister, Mauldin HS
June 24, 2013
Filed under CJI, Events, News, Showcase

USC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ Pre-Collegiate Fellowship in Investigative Journalism June 12 helped students further their journalistic education. I was fortunate enough to be a participant and had a very rewarding experience. Throughout the workshop, I was challenged, inspired, and gained a great deal of useful knowledge. SJMC Professor...

North Carolina Mentee makes strides as educator and leader of journalism program

Kay Windsor, North Carolina Mentor
June 20, 2013
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  Second-year mentee Amber Bryant, adviser of The Rooster newspaper at Ronald Reagan High School, Pfafftown, N.C., is in her fourth year of advising student publications and teaching journalism and her seventh year as an English teacher. One of Amber’s challenges has been adapting to new...

Alabama Mentors and Mentees note progress in their journalism programs

June 19, 2013
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  By: Nora Stephens, Mentor Third-year mentee Michelle Sisson at Lee High School, Huntsville, Ala., has made tremendous strides in establishing a viable, literary magazine. This year has been especially memorable since she and her small creative writing class have put together a school-wide ...

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