Founded in 1921 and housed in the Michigan State University School of Journalism, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association is a nonprofit organization composed of scholastic journalism teachers and publications advisers and their students. MIPA is committed to promoting and recognizing excellence in scholastic journalism at all levels through education, training and support of student journalists and their advisers.

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Mission Statement

The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association is a nonprofit organization composed of Michigan scholastic journalism teachers and publications advisers and their students.

The organization is committed to promoting and recognizing excellence in journalism at all levels through education, training and support of student journalists and their advisers.

MIPA supports First Amendment rights of student journalists in Michigan and believes that exercising freedom of expression responsibly involves adhering to the highest standards of journalism. Therefore, students and advisers have an obligation to learn and practice the legal and ethical responsibilities expected of journalists. MIPA provides support through its contests, conferences and scheduled activities.

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