Adviser Update Summer 2016 - Page 29

Monday, Novem Columbia Scholastic Press Association Membership has its benefits The CSPA membership offers several contests and a critique service for student media. The contests include the annual Crown Awards and the Gold Circle Awards. The Crown Awards signify overall excellence among student print and online media. The Gold Circle Awards honor the best work completed by student reporters, editors, designers, photographers, artists, poets, fiction writers, and other staff members of all types. An annual Medalist Critique is an evaluation, not a contest, although it does provide one of several ratings to student media. The critique is a teaching tool to provide detailed guidance on how well a student print or online media is currently progressing, and how it could improve during the following year. The CSPA’s contests are not about compelling involuntary changes by student editors and faculty advisers of student print and online media. The Association makes no attempt to dictate to staffs or advisers what their publications should be. It watches keenly what these media do, as evidenced by their publishing activity in print or online. The Association then adjusts it sights, its critique scorebooks and its judging to their progress. As the performance by student media improves, the best among them are singled out for their achievement, accounting for a natural rise in the judging standards for the following year. Regular Membership includes a written publication evaluation entry into the Crown Awards and 30 free Gold Circles entries. Association Membership includes entry into the Crown Awards and 30 free Gold Circle entries At Col Uni in the City New Basic Membership includes 30 Gold Circles entries Membership is by publication, not by school. Learn more.... http://cspa.columbia.edu For more information go to http://cspa.columbi JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention Nov. 10-13, 2016 | J.W. Marriott | Indianapolis indy.journalismconvention.org