The Center for Scholastic Journalism at Kent State University recently produced its 2011 Scholastic Journalism Census. More than 1,000 public high schools from every state and Washington, D.C., responded to the survey. (Read the full survey report). Four primary conclusions emerged: • There is still a strong media presence in America’s public schools.
The Texas panhandle is close to establishing its very own SPJ chapter. When I arrived as a faculty member at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, one of my primary goals was to establish an SPJ chapter on campus. I soon learned that not only is there no student SPJ chapter in the panhandle, there’s no professional chapter, either.
Perhaps you recently cleared your desk and waved goodbye to your colleagues. Or maybe you’re planning your escape. Either way, you’ve decided that it’s time for a change, and more of the daily news grind is not in your immediate future.