Entries by Vanessa Shelton

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Database connects pros with scholastic media

Society of Professional Journalists members and local chapters want to share their expertise with elementary, middle and high school journalism programs. Teachers and students can use the Journalism Education Database, created by SPJ’s Journalism Education Committee, to locate mentors, supporters and instructors. “Recent research shows that many middle and high school journalism teachers feel overwhelmed […]

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And the winners are…

Winners of the 2015 Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photo Contest for high school students as well as middle/junior high school students and the Blogging Competition have been announced. Plaques, certificates and Gold Keys are en route to Writing and Photo winners. Winning bloggers receive digital badges and evaluations that are delivered via email. […]

Looking for seniors planning media majors

Are you a graduating high school senior planning to major in journalism or a mass communications area? Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists wants you to apply for one of its scholarships. Postmark deadline is May 10. Eight freshmen attended colleges and universities across the country this year after receiving Quill […]

Six schools cited for upholding First Amendment

Six high schools will receive the 2014 First Amendment Press Freedom Award in recognition of their support, education and protection of the First Amendment rights and responsibilities of students and teachers, with an emphasis on student-run media for which students make final content decisions. A committee representing Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High […]

Principal’s Guide available

The Principal’s Guide to Scholastic Journalism keeps administrators up-to-date with the release of a new edition. Published by Quill and Scroll Foundation with support from the American Society of News Editors Youth Journalism Initiative, this book helps create a well-rounded learning environment for students. The guide also has a companion website, principalsguide.org, which provides extras […]

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Enter 2014 Writing, Photo and Blog contests: Slideshow and Multimedia divisions added

High school student-produced blogs, slideshows and multimedia productions are among the entries accepted in the 2014 Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society Writing and Photo Contest. New divisions – Photo Slideshows and Multimedia – Features – have been added to the types of journalism students can have judged. Quill and Scroll also conducts a Writing […]

End-of-the-year events

As the school year winds down, a host of events begin to crowd the already-packed schedules of high school journalism teachers and students. Here’s a to-do list Quill and Scroll composed to help our members include organization activities amidst the media deadlines, final exams, workshop planning, award ceremonies and contest deadlines. News Media Evaluations: Conduct […]

Congratulations to 2012 Yearbook Excellence Contest Winners

Winners of the 2012 Yearbook Excellence Contest, sponsored by Walsworth Yearbooks and Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists, have been announced. Judges commended the heightened creativity of the winners. The judges also commented on the fine reporting, in-depth captions, and strong visual packages of the winning pieces. In addition, the theme […]

2013 Writing and Photo Contest Features Blogging

A Blogging Competition for high school students has been added to the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society Writing and Photo Contest. Other changes include a separate Writing and Photo Contest for Middle School and Junior High School students, and the addition of Photo Illustrations and Infographics categories in the high school contest. Enter the […]

Quill and Scroll featured in Summer 2012 Adviser Update

  Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists was featured in an article in the Summer 2012 issue of Adviser Update, published by the Dow Jones News Fund. The article, “Add a touch of class to your media program,” was written by Karen Flowers, who is director of the Southern Interscholastic Press […]