Nominate an adviser for 2018 Minnesota Journalism Educator of the Year

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Nominate an adviser for 2018 Minnesota Journalism Educator of the Year

April 18, 2018
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Minnesota High School Press Association is pleased to offer the opportunity to recognize the contributions and excellence of a Minnesota Journalism educator. Any student, colleague, parent or community member can nominate a journalism educator by completing the application and sending the support material. An educator may also self-nominate.

A nominee must be a journalism educator at the high school or middle school level in Minnesota during the 2017-18 school year. Teachers/advisers from all media are eligible ­— newspaper, online, magazine, yearbook or broadcast.


SUPPORT MATERIAL

The nomination packet should include a résumé/vita and one to five letters of support from the nominators.

The nominator should email the complete packet to gary@studentpress.org on or before the May 9 deadline.

A panel of journalists and educators will select the recipient. The announcement will be made in May. In addition to a plaque proclaiming the educator’s achievements and recognition of excellence in journalism education, the winner will be recognized at the Minnesota State Journalism Convention on October 9, 2018.


SELECTION CRITERIA:

Nominations should highlight the candidate’s success in these areas:

  • Teaching/advising experience and ability
  • Background and training as a journalism educator; personal development
  • Promoting a student-centered classroom
  • Relationships with students, parents, administrators and community stakeholders
  • Contributions to the profession
  • Commitment to fostering an appreciation for journalism in society and careers in media
  • Support of the First Amendment
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