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 ...


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 ...


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 ...



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 Student Journalist of the Year

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

Latest News


High school vs. college journalism (and the family that doesn’t change)

By Darian Eswine If you’re up there in high school years, you’re probably starting to think about college. At least, hopefully you’re starting to think about that. When I was a sophomore in high school, I decided what college I wanted to go to and I had already started planning for being on the newspaper […]

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Indiana publication staffs receive top awards at last week’s JEA/NSPA convention

Pacemaker, tabloid (17 or more pages) The HiLite staff, Carmel High School Best of Show recipients Yearbook (225-274 pages) First Place: The Log staff, Columbus North High School Yearbook (
224 pages or fewer
) Fourth Place: Paragon, Munster High School Large School Publication Website: First Place: The HiLite, Carmel High School Tenth Place Lake Central Scout, […]

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Tom Gayda receives Pioneer Award

Tom Gayda, adviser of multiple publications at North Central High School, is one of just six advisers to receive the National Scholastic Press Association’s Pioneer Award for 2014. The Pioneer Award is presented to journalism educators who make substantial contributions to high school publications and journalism programs outside of their primary employment. Tom has served […]

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