The MIPA Student Advisory Cohort connects student journalists around the state for collaborative work around journalism and serves as the student voice of the MIPA organization.
Advisers may select two delegates from each MIPA member student media outlet to join this group of engaged student journalists. The Student Advisory Cohort will meet in person at Fall Conference and via digital tools throughout the school year.
The Student Advisory Cohort provides leadership, networking and activism through collaborative modes for student journalists around the state.
- Elizabeth Cyr, Stockbridge High School
- Kaitlin Edgerton, Grosse Pointe South High School
- Video conference discussions with Student Advisory Cohort to offer help and leadership to other students
- Online programming, such as a Twitter chat, once per month. The first session will be designed to gather topics of interest from Student Advisory Cohort
- GroupMe of Student Advisory Cohort for quick answers and networking on the spot
- Student exchange visits between schools to learn from other journalism programs
- Advisory Cohort in-person meet ups will take place at the fall conference, spring conference and informally at national conferences and other selected dates throughout the year
- Inexperienced staffs can get help from those staffers who know how to prepare a Golden Pen nomination.
- Through student collaboration, Advisory Cohort will share ideas about topics of interest: pitching story ideas, finding better angles, working with principals who are not pro journalism, making FOIA requests, finding good sources
- The group will act as the student voice of MIPA on matters of interest
- Cohort members will participate in “takeovers” of MIPA social media accounts
Responsibility & Recognition
- Student members must receive a recommendation from their adviser to join Advisory Cohort
- Student members will be required to participate in cohort activities to be recognized as All-State
- Student members who complete requirements will be recognized at spring conference
- Student members will be able to use participation in the cohort for their college applications
Rules of Conduct & Program Policies
As a youth program affiliated with Michigan State University, MIPA follows university rules and procedures to help ensure the safety of our participants. You will be expected to represent your school in a fitting manner by following the rules of the program. Failure to follow the program rules may result in implementation of disciplinary action, which could result in your removal from the cohort.
Permission FormsPermission Forms Students/Parents: Complete forms online
Before students can particpate in this program, we need to have signed copies of these two forms on file:
- PARENT/GUARDIAN CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE in our program
- MEDIA RELEASE FORM, which provides permission for us to use photographs
You may complete these forms electronically using DocuSign, or download and print them to return by mail or fax.
Complete Forms Electronically
Forms require the signature of a parent or guardian or the participant if age 18 or older. You will be asked to provide an email address for the parent/guardian to access forms to sign online.
Complete Forms by Mail or Fax
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