High School Media Leadership/Innovation Conference
2nd Annual Leadership and Innovation in High School Media Conference
Inviting all Iowa high school media students to participate in a day of innovation and leadership training!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 • Simpson College, Indianola
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address: “A Look at How News Media Continues to Evolve with Technology and Social Media”
Eric Hansen, KCCI
9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. • Concurrent Sessions:
“Finding Your Leadership Style and Motivating Your Peers”
Mark Siebert, Simpson College
“Cool New Digital Tools”
Chris Snider, Drake University
10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. • Concurrent Sessions:
“Making a Difference: The Impact You Have on Your Community Through Credible Journalism’”
Amy Duncan, Indianola Record-Herald Tribune
“Social Media Strategies For Today’s Audience”
Ryan Morris, Social News Desk
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Concurrent Sessions:
“You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know - College Anticipations”
College Media Panel
“Journalism Mashups: New Ways to Engage Community”
College Student Panel
12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch on own for students
Adviser Lunch: Careers in Journalism
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
Student registration - $16
Adviser registration - Free
Adviser lunch - $15
Awards for 2017
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 2017.
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 15, 2017, by mail or submitted electronically to:
Iowa High School Journalism Leadership & Innovation Awards
c/o Brian Steffen
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125