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Special Flyer Summarizes Mid-Year Contests, Competitions

Use this handy flyer (click left) that summarizes IHSPA’s mid-year contests, critiques and scholarships. This single-page document includes information about the Hoosier Star critique service and competition that includes newspapers from the 2014-15 ...

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Killion To Keynote Symposium March 13

The 2015 First Amendment Symposium is March 13, 2015 at the Indiana Statehouse. This year’s event has a new timeline beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Indiana Statehouse South Atrium. ...

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Pacers, IHSPA Sports Media Night set March 4

The Indiana Pacers are working with the IHSPA to provide an opportunity for students to attend a sports writing/interview session and Indiana Pacers basketball game on March 4. In addition ...



Fall Convention Awards and Photos

Below are the award presentations for the 2014 Fall Convention. Congratulations to ...

Contest Opportunities

Elizabeth Granger, Lawrence Central High School, has gathered some upcoming contest info ...
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Changes to 2015 Journalist of the Year

After a couple of years making the transition, the JEA Student Journalist of ...

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Support and family through IHSPA

By Diana Hadley Executive director I appreciate and enjoy IHSPA members’ Facebook postings. I appreciate the discussion of educational issues and the camaraderie of everyone as we navigate challenging times for our schools. I especially enjoy photos of weddings, pets and everyone’s children from babies through Halloween costumes, first-day-of-school, soccer games, prom, and commencement. Some […]

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Why journalism experience is important no matter what career path you choose

By Darian Eswine Junior at Franklin College, webmaster for IHSPA Most everyone has that moment when they question whether or not they are doing what they actually need to be doing. For me, that moment came about halfway through my sophomore year in college. I have wanted to be a writer since I was five […]

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JEA First Amendment Press Freedom Award

From the JEA website: “FIRST AMENDMENT PRESS FREEDOM AWARD If you feel your school actively supports and honors the First Amendment through its student media, consider submitting an entry for this year’s First Amendment Press Freedom Award. Information and Round One submission forms for the First Amendment Press Freedom Award (formerly the Let Freedom Ring […]

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