- Register Now! (Pay by credit card, mail in a check or request an invoice)
- Enter the Contest (PDF)
- Session Grid (PDF)
- Session Descriptions
- Learn about keynote speaker Karl Gude
- Student Worksheet (PDF)
- Map to the MSU Union
- Lunch Options – Please note, the MSU Union food court is closed for renovations. However, there are a variety of restaurants within an easy walk. We’ve put together this map to help you.
Cost is $7 per person for MIPA members, $8 for non-members. For all registrations paid for after Oct. 26, add a $1 per person late fee.
Registration: 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Sessions will be 9–9:30 (Keynote); 9:40–10:15; 10:25–11:00; 11:10–11:45 (Awards 11:50–12).
You’re invited to attend the 10th annual Middle School Journalism Conference sponsored by Michigan Interscholastic Press Association. We want to offer you a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other yearbook and newspaper advisers. In addition, your students will enjoy the interactive sessions and go back to school motivated and excited. Speakers will be professionals from the area and knowledgeable publication advisers from around Michigan. And enter student work in the contest! Awards ceremony is at the end of the morning.
How to interview someone
Photography: How to get good shots
Writing good leads
Writing good headlines
You can write great feature stories
Finding good sources and stories
Writing neat info boxes
Bring copies of your newspaper to put out on the exchange table. If you have extra yearbooks to exchange, bring those as well!