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MJEA All-State Journalism Honors

Nominate your students for the
2017 Missouri All-State Journalism Team

The Missouri Journalism Education Association sponsors the annual All-State Journalism Team for Missouri high school students. Members of the 2017 team will be selected in the spring. The MJEA invites all its advisers to nominate students for this honor.

PURPOSE
The purpose of the All-State Journalism Team is to recognize those students who have proven themselves to be indispensable to their respective school media. Missouri has numerous journalism contests that recognize “bylined” excellence. The All-State Team recognizes those students who are “most valuable players” – those students whose leadership, energy, dedication and expertise make their publications possible but whose main contributions often occur behind the scenes.

ELIGIBILITY
The Missouri All-State Journalism Team consists of the top students who practice excellent journalism in any of the following venues: newspaper, magazine, yearbook, broadcast, radio or online. All Missouri student journalists in grades 9-12 are eligible to be nominated. A student journalist must be nominated by his or her adviser. The adviser must be a member of the Missouri Journalism Education Association. Nominations may not exceed two students per school. Students are eligible to win the award once in their high school career.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. For a student to be considered, his or her adviser must complete a nomination form. The student must fill out a brief application form, write a brief supporting essay (350 words maximum), and submit three work samples. The winner and his or her adviser will be notified by mid-May.

SELECTION PROCESS
A committee of qualified judges will select the winners.

AWARDS
Each member of the All-State Journalism Team will receive a special All-State pen and certificate. The adviser will also get a certificate for the classroom.

GETTING STARTED
The adviser nomination form and student application can be found below. For more information, contact MJEA at [email protected]

MJEA All-State Journalism Team

The purpose of the Missouri All-State Journalism Team is to recognize those students who have proven themselves to be indispensable to their respective school media. Missouri has numerous journalism contests that recognize “bylined” excellence. The All-State Team recognizes those students who are “most valuable players” – those students whose leadership, energy, dedication and expertise make their publications possible but whose main contributions often occur behind the scenes.
  • To be eligible, students must currently be in 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade.
  • ie. Newton Senior High School
  • How many students are enrolled in your high school?
  • Please keep the character count below 550. This is roughly 90 words.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
    The image must be 5MB or less in size and a JPG file is preferred.
    Nominating advisers must be members of MJEA.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf, doc, docx, txt.
    In a file you upload here, please explain why you believe the student you are nominating should be selected as a member of the All-State Journalism Team. Please be as specific as possible. Limit yourself to what the student has done for your publication or broadcast this year. In what ways has he or she been essential to producing your publication or broadcast? How does he or she compare with the best student journalists you have worked with. Criteria to keep in mind when writing about your nominee include leadership ability, enthusiasm, dedication, command of journalism skills (e.g., reporting, writing, copy editing, photography, design, video editing), ability to impart those skills to others (e.g., through coaching and/or maestro sessions), commitment to high ethical standards, commitment to fairness and accuracy, understanding of the responsibilities of journalists in society, ability to learn from mistakes, willingness to take controversial stands if the facts have been accurately and fairly documented, and the ability to inspire others by his or her example. Please limit the file size to 5MB or less and please use one of the following file extensions: jpg, png, pdf, doc, docx, txt.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, txt, pdf, doc, docx.
    In a separate document, please write a brief essay (350 words maximum) describing your journalism activities during the current school year. Please be as specific as possible. What are your responsibilities? What are you most proud of? How many hours do you devote to journalism per week? What have you found most enjoyable about journalism this year? Most frustrating? What would you do differently if you had the chance? What motivates you to do journalism? What are your strengths as a journalist? Your weaknesses? Have you developed a philosophy about what makes good journalism? About the role of journalists in society? If so, what is your philosophy? How well have you lived up to it? Please limit the file size to 5MB or less and please use one of the following file extensions: jpg, png, pdf, doc, docx, txt.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: png, jpg, pdf, doc, docx.
    Please submit three samples of your journalistic work from your time on staff. Please submit each sample in separate documents uploaded here. For the submission, we would like you to include your journalistic work as well as a brief statement explaining what is noteworthy about each of them (100 words or less for each piece of work). The samples do not have to contain your byline as long as you can explain the role in the production of each. For example, you may submit the PDF of a page you designed or a copy of a story that you edited through several drafts. Please upload all three samples here. You are limited on the number of files you can upload so you might want to combine your description and work sample into one file or put your descriptions in one file and your samples in another file. Each file should be 5MB or less in size. The following file extensions are allowed: png, jpg, pdf, doc, docx.

*Thanks to the Illinois Journalism Education Association for sharing information on their All-State Journalism Honors allowing MJEA to model this program after theirs.

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MJEA All-State Journalism Honors