Statewide contest results announced

High school media students around the state submitted their newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines and online news sites to be considered in the 2014 NCSMA Media Contest. More than 1,000 awards were announced during the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, June 16-19.

The results included nine Tar Heel awards, the top award given.

The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) serves scholastic journalism and works for its advancement. Member schools include middle and high schools from across the state.

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N.C. adviser named JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year

Brenda Gorsuch, adviser at West Henderson High School, was named the 2013 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year (photo by Sarah Littauer, photo editor of the Westwind). She’s the first N.C. adviser to win this award. Read more about it here.



Common Core and scholastic journalism

N.C. Scholastic Media Advisers Association members have prepared this presentation illustrating how easily Common Core standards may be applied to high school journalism classes.

Honors Journalism course materials

Thinking of developing an honors journalism course? Take advantage of North Carolina curricular materials collected for you here.