Information about planned speakers and sessions now available!
Explore Media with MIPA!
Each fall, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association welcomes hundreds of middle and high school journalists (and their teachers!) to our Fall Conference. Join us at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing for a day to help you improve your school-sponsored media program and explore journalism.
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023
9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48833
Immerse yourself in journalism and media. Join student journalists and media advisers from across the state to learn from top journalism educators, journalists and media professionals.
Advisers: Make new connections and rebuild old ones with other teachers who get what it’s like to advise student media.
Our speakers, who include innovators in journalism, media and education, will help you build new skills, foster your passions and remember why you got into scholastic media.
You’ll leave with new ideas, ready to take on new challenges and build stronger media programs at your school.
Early Registration Discount: Save $1 per student when you register by Oct. 13 and use coupon code ilovemipa Please note our cancellation and refund policy below. Plan to be a speaker or a MIPA Consultations coach, get a discount code for your registration when you submit your proposal.
Don’t pay the non-member rate! Join MIPA now or renew your membership for your media program!
Please review our event policies. It is understood that by the act of registering students for an event, advisers assume responsibility for their students’ behavior and well-being during a MIPA activity.
Featured Speaker: Michael Caterina
Michael Caterina is a photographer and videographer at Indiana University South Bend and a freelance photographer covering local events, high school and Notre Dame sports. After graduating from Lansing Everett High School, Caterina received a degree in photographic technology from Lansing Community College. He spent 10 years working for newspapers in Indiana before transferring to higher education. Caterina, who participated in MIPA programs as a high school student, also is a photography instructor at the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop at Michigan State University.
- Covering the Big Event
- High School Sports Photography
- Storytelling Photography
- What Equipment Should I Buy?
Planning Your Field Trip
- PLANNED SESSIONS: Read about the sessions we’re planning
- PLANNED SPEAKERS: Read about our speakers
- PHONE-SIZE SCHEDULE: Get a schedule optimized for viewing on a mobile device
- GRID: MIPA’s schedule at a glance (Be sure to get an updated copy upon arrival!)
- Downtown Lansing lunch options for students
- Parking & Bus dropoff/pickup
- FAQ: MIPA Conferences & Events
- PLEASE REVIEW: MIPA conference, workshop and event policies
Our breakout session format allows you to hone your skills in writing, editing, photography, broadcast, film, yearbook, design, social media AND MORE! Up to 14 different sessions will run during each breakout time session.
|Breakout Sessions||9-9:45 a.m.|
|Breakout Sessions||9:55-10:40 a.m.|
|Breakout Sessions||10:50-11:35 a.m.|
|Lunch||11:35 a.m.-1 p.m.|
|Breakout Sessions||1-1:45 p.m.|
Sponsors & Exhibitors
Who will tell the stories of tomorrow? Spartans Will.
With degrees in Journalism and Digital Storytelling, the School of Journalism at Michigan State University prepares undergraduate students for a career in a media-focused world. Explore animation and comics, audio storytelling, broadcast journalism, documentary production, filmmaking, environmental reporting, media design, news writing, photography, multi-camera/television production, sports journalism and more!
Now in our 168th year, The Argus-Press is a daily newspaper based in Owosso, which also provides printing services for both school-based and traditional news publications. We have been serving MIPA members since 2003 and have worked with well over 100 schools in that time frame. We offer quick turnaround on your newspaper and a strong dedication to customer service. Tom Campbell is the fourth generation publisher / owner. Look for our booth at the fall conference and ask about our new E-Edition service to add a professional digital presence to your print edition.
- Herff Jones
MIPA Consultations & Critiques
Sit down with one of our coaches to do a critique of your media program’s recent work, to talk through your plans for the year or to get another perspective on a project.
Bring copies of your newspaper, current yearbook work or a flash drive of your video production to discuss with a media professional or with an adviser who has built a reputation of excellence in scholastic journalism. Critiques are scheduled by appointment. Please note: WiFi may not be available in the consultation area.
Lead a MIPA Consultation Session
- Sign up to lead a MIPA Consultation session or contact the MIPA office.
MIPA Fall Conference Student Support Fund
If your program needs financial assistance to participate in this event, MIPA may be able to help. We’ve established a support fund to offer reduced price or free access to MIPA member programs in financial need. Learn more
Contribution to the MIPA Fall Conference Student Support FundInput Amount ($)
Special Needs & Accomodations
MIPA and MSU are committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities.
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Jeremy Steele, MIPA executive director, at 517-353-6761 or email@example.com at least 10 business days prior to the start of our program so that we have time to make necessary arrangements. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible. More information about disability inclusion services at MSU can be found at https://www.rcpd.msu.edu/services/accommodations.
Professional aids and chaperones providing assistance to students with special needs do not need to pay registration fees.