Archive for January, 2014

A Deadline Extension Plus A Symposium Update

January 31, 2014 Leave a comment

Hadley MugIHSPA updates for this week.

Deadline Extension
Some advisers are concerned about the Friday deadline for Hoosier Star newspaper critiques and sports contest entries.
Obviously, weather delays and cancellations have played havoc with our schedules.
Extending the date another week for these two opportunities seems appropriate and it is possible. New postmark date for those two contests: Feb. 7
Contact me if you have additional questions, and good luck as you try to salvage your January goals.
First Amendment Symposium
Let’s look to March 5 for better weather for the First Amendment Symposium at the Statehouse North Atrium, 4-7:00 p.m.
Popular speaker Mary Beth Tinker will be the keynote. 
Remember that this event requires no registration or fee, but it is helpful for me to know how many people are planning to attend. I look forward to hearing from you.
Government classes from your schools may also be interested. Feel welcome to bring them.
Contests for the symposium are described on the IHSPA website HERE.

Grading for Publications
One of our advisers has suggested we share methods of grading for newspaper and yearbook staffs. 
Anyone who would like to share a system that works well is encouraged to send it to me. 
Then we will create a place on the IHSPA website to post it for others.
Keep me informed of your successes and challenges.
Let me know if I can help you in any way.
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Some Warm Opportunities To Thaw Those Long, Cold Days At Home

January 7, 2014 Leave a comment
Hadley Mug

Diana Hadley

Answer: 54 picas.

Question: In printing measurement, how deep is the snow at my house?

I know some of you have more snow and maybe no electricity, and all of us are worried about how we catch up once we’re back on the job…at the job. I can picture many of you communicating with students as you work at home on yearbook proofs.

Perhaps this is a good time to think about something positive and remind everyone about some good opportunities for your students.

Hoosier Star newspapers and sports contest entries are due Jan. 31. The membership form on the IHSPA website serves as the entry form for the critique. Consequently, many of you have already paid for the service and only need to send three consecutive issues from the first semester of this year to me.

Diana Hadley, IHSPA
101 Branigin Boulevard
Franklin College Franklin, IN 46131

We will continue the sports competition with both sports reporting and sports photography from first semester through the January 31 deadline. Once again winners will receive awards at the First Amendment Symposium and have the opportunity to attend the 500 Media Day in May or an Indiana Pacers practice and interview session.

Student Journalist of the Year portfolios should be sent to me by Feb. 14. Seniors are encouraged to enter Student Journalist of the Year competition following requirements set by JEA on the website. The JEA website also offers tips for preparing the portfolio, but I can answer questions as well. Finalists and scholarship winners will be introduced at the First Amendment Symposium, at the Indiana Statehouse March 5 from 407 pm. This year’s symposium features keynote speaker Mary Beth Tinker.

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Contests for the First Amendment Symposium include a new category: Government Reporting. I have already seen examples for this category in exchange newspapers. I hope many staffs will enter the great work they have been doing to inform students about issues that affect them. Deadline: Feb. 14.

First Amendment poster design and the First Amendment essay return as additional contests. Deadline: Feb. 14.

Feel welcome to copy the information on the website to share with students. All deadlines and information are listed, but anyone with questions should feel welcome to contact me. Office Phone: 317.738.8199 or Cell: 317.341.4360

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