Big changes announced for state, national Journalist Of Year scholarship submissions

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor

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For national Journalist of the Year submissions, all entries must now be digital. The judging rubric also has changed to align this contest with the 11 key areas in the Curriculum Initiative. Eligible contestants should be encouraged to review all guidelines, as they have changed. In addition to the online entry requirement, work examples need to be organized differently than how it has been done in the past. The toolbox site will address those portfolio-building changes for eligible contestants.

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In an effort to help make this a smooth transition, an online toolbox page was created. Advisers should give the URL to eligible candidates. Part of the process is to see what candidates will do to market themselves. This should be the student’s project; however, advisers may guide them however much or as little as they see fit.

The judging rubric also has changed to align this contest with the 11 key areas in the Curriculum Initiative. Eligible contestants should be encouraged to review all guidelines, as they have changed. In addition to the online entry requirement, work examples need to be organized differently than how it has been done in the past. The toolbox site will address those portfolio-building changes for eligible contestants.

Students start the competition within their home state. Please contact Oregon’s JEA State Director J.D. McIntire for how the changes to this national contest may affect the state contest.

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Big changes announced for state, national Journalist Of Year scholarship submissions