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The last day of the 2017 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas provided recognition to both KCBY-TV and Round-Up yearbook. KCBY-TV received an NSPA Broadcast Pacemaker Award and two NSPA individual awards, and Round-Up yearbook placed ninth in the convention’s Best of Show contest.

Pacing itself: KCBY collects another top honor

Fiona Koshy , Editorial Page Editor November 21, 2017

DALLAS - After winning its first NSPA Broadcast Pacemaker in 2015, KCBY won its second on Saturday.   The last day of the 2017 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention at the...

Pittsburg (Kan.) High School seniors Connor Balthazor, Patrick Sullivan, Kali Poenitske, Maddie Baden, Gina Mathew and and their adviser Emily Smith talk about the Booster Redux’s investigative adventure uncovering discrepancies in their principal’s resume leading to her resignation they had in March 2017. They led a session on Friday at the JEA/NSPA Fall High School Journalism Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, which is being attended by Sidekick newspaper, KCBY-TV and Round-Up yearbook staff members.

On the Spot: From students to speakers; “Pittsburg Six” take on Dallas convention as journalism celebrities

Amelia Vanyo, Editor-In-Chief November 17, 2017

DALLAS - It all started with junior Maddie Baden noticing a couple discrepancies in her newly hired principal’s story.   It all ended with a trip to the White House correspondents dinner...

On the Spot: Journalists looking to go big at national journalism convention (with video)

Lili Lomas November 17, 2017

DALLAS - Nearly 5,000  high school journalists and advisers bustled around the Hyatt Regency lobby  at the first day of the 2017 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention today.   For...

Sidekick staff, time to follow my lede

Sidekick staff, time to follow my lede

April 17, 2015

By Sloane Samberson Staff Writer DENVER - This year, The Sidekick staff has strived to improve our publication by enforcing these three goals: Better ledes Better headlines More emotional photos After...

Keynote speakers at the JEA/NSPA convention in Denver discuss their Pulitzer-Prize winning story,

Bringing heart to your stories fosters better writing, character

April 16, 2015

By Alex Nicoll Editor-in-Chief @NicollMac DENVER - Humanity. On the first night of the 2015 Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Spring National High School...

Jermaine Carter performs in front of Faneuil Hall in Boston on Thursday evening to entertain pedestrians. Thirty-one representatives from The Sidekick, Round-Up and KCBY are in the city attending the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention. Photo by Sandy Iyer.

Carter’s beat lifts spirits of Bostonians from historic square

November 14, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor “We gotta rock it, don’t stop it, rock it don’t stop it.” BOSTON - Rising from the depths of the subway system, a sweet sound greets the ears of the Bostonian...

Just one of the guys: NFL writer inspires young journalists

Just one of the guys: NFL writer inspires young journalists

November 17, 2012

By John Loop Sports Writer SAN ANTONIO - Charean Williams knows what it is like to be one of a few females employed in a male-dominated work force. But Williams, a veteran NFL beat writer for 19...

The Sidekick staff reaches new heights in Seattle

The Sidekick staff reaches new heights in Seattle

April 12, 2012

By Michelle Pitcher Editor-in-Chief SEATTLE, Wash. - I honestly don’t know what I was thinking when I handed my $20 bill to the man at the kiosk. I don’t know what I was thinking when I got on...

Journalist’s experience inspires students

April 15, 2011

Key note speaker Laura Ling shares about her experience being held captive in North Korea and the importance of journalism in the world. Photo by Aditi Shrikant. Crossing the border into hostile...

Ling inspires with story of experiences

April 15, 2011

Kelly Stewart Staff Writer ANAHEIM, Calif. - On Saturday at the JEA/NSPA Nation High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim, well-known reporter Lisa Ling gave an enlightening speech on her...

Sidekick editors to depart for D.C.

November 10, 2009

By Loren Hughes Staff Writer This Thursday morning, Nov. 12, the Sidekick editors will be leaving for Washington D.C. in order to attend the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention...

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