Coppell Student Media

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CHS media programs take home top honors at journalism convention

The Sidekick, KCBY-TV and Round-Up went to the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco. The Sidekick and KCBY-TV each won first place in Best of Show, and Coppell Student Media won its second Online Pacemaker.

Wren Lee, Executive Design Editor

April 18, 2018

The announcer went down the list of National Scholastic Press Association Online Pacemaker winners during the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco and said, “Another school from Texas,” then paused.   “I know there were other schools from Texas that were finalist...

Pacing itself: KCBY collects another top honor

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.

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 Hyatt Regency in Dallas proved to be a success with KCBY-TV taking home the Pacemaker along with mult...

KCBY nominated for Pacemaker award

Coppell High School’s KCBY-TV adviser Irma Kennedy talks about being a finalist for the 2017 National Scholastic Press Association Broadcast Pacemaker award on Tuesday. The NSPA Pacemaker is a prestigious award for high school media, which KCBY won in 2015.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

September 18, 2017

In 2015, the Coppell High School news station, KCBY-TV, won a National Scholastic Press Association Broadcast Pacemaker. On Tuesday, it was nominated for another. “When I found out we were nominated for a Pacemaker I felt relieved, because...we put together a really good show but you need tha...

Coppell Student Media named 2016 NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalist

Coppell Student Media named 2016 NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalist

Shannon Morgan, Communications Manager

March 9, 2016

BREAKING - CoppellStudentMedia.com, the website for The Sidekick newspaper and KCBY-TV, has been named as a 2016 NSPA Online Pacemaker Finalist, the National Scholastic Press Association announced on Wednesday. A Pacemaker is the highest national award a high school journalism program can receive. K...

Magical experiences, awards at 2015 fall JEA/NSPA convention

Magical experiences, awards at 2015 fall JEA/NSPA convention

November 20, 2015

Rachel Buigas-Lopez Editor-in-Chief @rachelbuigas ORLANDO, Fla. - The sunshine state greeted The Sidekick and KCBY staffs with 80 degree weather, a cookie from the DoubleTree hotel and a bright blue “Media Magic” shirt. The 2015 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention did no...