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About this Webinar Series

Explore the world of media with the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s “A Better Press for a Better World” webinar series. We invite middle and high school students to learn directly from professional journalists and others in the media industry during our weekly online program.

Watch live, or view our archived videos and audio podcasts.

This is a free online webinar designed for middle and high school students, and pre-registration is required. You may participate via web video or by phone. Our event will be recorded and made available to MIPA member advisers and their students. If your school not yet a MIPA member? How to join MIPA

“A Better Press for a Better World” is the official motto of MIPA. It was first proclaimed during the organization’s first “High School Editors Conference,” a gathering of 100 editors and advisers in May 1922.

Upcoming Events

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Summer Workshop Edition: College Media Editors, July 8, 2020

  • Guests: Isaac Ritchey, editor of Central Michigan Life; Lizzy Lawrence, editor of The Michigan Daily; and Evan Jones, editor of The State News.
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Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, May 20, 2020

  • Guest: Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey, plaintiff in the 1988 U.S. Supreme Court student press rights case Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier
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Reporting Big Stories, May 13, 2020

  • Guests: Steve Eder of The New York Times, Eric Morath of The Wall Street Journal and Melissa Sanchez of ProPublica Illinois
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Covering a Beat, May 6, 2020

  • Guests: Tina Sloan of FierceHealthcare, Gabrielle Russon of the Orlando Sentinel and Emily Wilkins of Bloomberg Government
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Getting Your Start in Broadcast Journalism, April 29, 2020

  • Guests: Rita Ulcinaite of KMTV 3 News Now, Tony Black of CNYCentral and veteran broadcast journalist Mike Castellucci of the MSU School of Journalism
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Covering Sports, April 22, 2020

  • Scheduled Guests: Romando Dixson, Clarion Ledger and Hattiesburg American; Remi Monaghan, KTEN-TV; and Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times
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Covering Politics & Government, April 15, 2020

  • Guests: Lauren Gibbons of MLive, Sergio Martinez-Beltran of Nashville Public Radio and Mary Sell of Alabama Daily News
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