Kentucky High School Media Institute
A component of the 21st Century Media Program of Distinction at Western Kentucky University, the Kentucky High School Media Institute is funded by Kentucky's Council on Post-Secondary Education Regional Excellence Trust Fund. The Institute's primary goal is to support and supplement scholastic journalism endeavors in Kentucky.
Summer Media Workshops
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From on-line to on-air and so much more. The 12th annual High School Media workshops offer four days of training in either a photojournalism track or a film workshop covering every facet of the independent cinema process.
Designed to challenge and motivate students this annual workshop is sponsored by the Kentucky High School Media Institute and the School of Journalism & Broadcasting.
For more information contact the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at 270-745-4144 or E-mail the workshop coordinator, Charlotte Turtle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Fee: TBA
Registration Deadline: TBA spring 2014
2013 Mark of Excellence Contest
WKU's Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the SJ&B hosted the 33rd annual Mark of Excellence Newspaper, Broadcasting and Online awards ceremony March 29 at the Mass Media & Technology Hall. More than 100 Kentucky high school journalists from seven high schools attended the event.
Award-winning photojournalist and WKU photojournalism professor Tim Broekema shared his career as a visual journalist. He told the students about the three P's of success: practice, practice and passion. Broekema's work has been recognized nine times for the Photographer of the Year International Contest along with a team Pulitzer Prize. Broekema is a graduate of WKU.
Thirteen Kentucky high school newspapers, seven broadcasting programs and seven online news outlets from across the state entered the 2013 competition, with a total of more than 140 entries in 24 categories. Schools were judged in two divisions based on student enrollment.
Best overall high school newspaper awards went to Assumption High School's The Rosecall in Class AAA and Bowling Green High School's The Purple Gem in Class AAAA. The best overall broadcast/newscast award went to Oldham County's OTVX in Class AAA/AAAA. The best high school news website in Class AAAA went to duPont Manual High School's "The RedEye."
The most valuable newspaper staff member award was presented to Grace Whitworth of South Oldham High School. The most valuable broadcast team member awards were presented to Emily Jordan of Fern Creek Traditional School and Ryan Duvall of Oldham County High School. The most valuable yearbook staff member award was presented to Kelsi White of duPont Manual High School.
The 2013 James L. Highland Media Adviser of the Year award went to Anthony Lococo. He has served as an adviser at Trinity High School in Louisville for the last 28 years. Lococo is an advocate for student journalists' rights and has impacted many lives.
The James L. Highland Media Adviser of the Year Award has been established to recognize the Kentucky high school media teacher who actively supports and protects the First Amendment rights of students through inspiring high ethical and professional standards. In addition, the award recognizes outstanding achievement in Kentucky's high school or middle school media classrooms and in student publications and broadcasts.
Results from the 2013 Mark of Excellence contest available at:
For more information contact:Charlotte Turtle Program Director email@example.com / (270) 745-3055
Journalism Scholars Day Conference
Return to our website for upcoming information about the fall November 15, 2013 Scholars Day Conference.
Journalism Scholars Day, a 40-year tradition at WKU, attracted more than 300
Kentucky high school journalism students from 14 schools across the state to
campus Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. The four-hour conference included breakout
sessions, a keynote address, scholarship writing contest and yearbook
Mark of Excellence awards ceremony in Mass Media & Technology Hall and Gary Ransdell Hall.firstname.lastname@example.org / (270) 745-3055 ***************
Kentucky High School Media Institute
A component of the 21st Century Media Program of Distinction at Western Kentucky University,
the Kentucky High School Media Institute is funded by Kentucky's Council on
Post-Secondary Education Regional Excellence Trust Fund. The Institute's primary goal is
to support and supplement scholastic journalism endeavors in Kentucky.
Partners include state universities and colleges, and media-related organizations such as:
- Kentucky Broadcasters Association - www.kba.org
- Kentucky Educational Television - www.ket.org
- Kentucky High School Journalism Association - www.khsja.org
- Kentucky Press Association - www.kypress.com
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