High School Media Leadership/Innovation Conference

Inviting all Iowa high school media students to participate in a day of innovation and leadership training!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 • Iowa State University, Ames

9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Welcome
Angela Powers, Greenlee School of Journalism Director

Keynote Address: Building Credibility & Trust in a Time of 'Fake News
Kathy Obradovich, Des Moines Register

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9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. • Concurrent Sessions:

Identifying the Strengths Within You
Jennifer Glover Konfrst, Drake University

How to Cover and Include Multiple Voices: Diversity Journalism
ISU Daily Editors

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10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. • Concurrent Sessions:

Handling Tough Situations in Media: Suicide Coverage
Mark Witherspoon & Emily Barske, ISU Daily

Journalist's Toolbox: Apps for Media
Zack Kucharski, Cedar Rapids Gazette & Sara Konrad Baranowski, Iowa Falls Times-Citizen

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11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Concurrent Sessions:

You Don't Know What You Don't Know
College Editor Panel

World of Podcasting
Kyle Munson, Des Moines Register

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12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Lunch on own for students
Adviser Lunch

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1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Awards presentation and closing remarks

Awards to be presented include:
• Iowa High School Leadership in Journalism
• Iowa High School Innovation in Journalism
• Iowa High School Press Association / JEA Iowa Journalist of the Year

Find out more about the awards below.


Conference presented by Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, Simpson College, and Iowa Newspaper Foundation

Registration fees

Student registration - $16    

Adviser registration - Free     

Adviser lunch - $15


Register here

 

Awards for 2018

The Iowa Newspaper Association, Drake University, Iowa State University and Simpson College have joined forces to recognize the next generation of Iowa media professionals with two awards to be presented in 2018.

Iowa High School Leadership in Journalism Award

The award recognizes the work of an Iowa high school student journalist who has demonstrated leadership abilities that contribute to the success of his/her student publications. Applicants will be evaluated on ability to motivate themselves and others, creativity and integrity, and intention to study and work in the field of journalism, media or communication.

Iowa High School Innovation in Journalism Award

The award recognizes the work of an Iowa high school student journalist who has demonstrated innovative thinking and who has excelled in meeting the challenges of keeping his or her high school informed with student media. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of how their innovations changed and improved the ways student publications serve audiences and and their intention to study and work in the field of journalism, media or communication.

Applying for an Award

Students should submit an application that includes:

  • A resume of their work in student media and in other contexts.
  • A statement of how they believe they meet the standards for the award.
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from their local high school journalism or media instructor.

Each award carries a $250 prize.

Completed applications must be sent by March 14, 2018, by mail or submitted electronically to:

Iowa High School Journalism Leadership & Innovation Awards
c/o Brian Steffen
Simpson College
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125
Email: brian.steffen@simpson.edu