Michigan Interscholastic Press Association May/June 2007 Vol. 34, No. 3 www.mipa.jrn.msu.edu
Inside Perfect Cutouts Every Time
Yearbook Spartan Contest Form
On-Site Contest Photo Carry-In First Place Winner: Sarah Rowe, Grand Blanc HS
Stet The President’s Column
‘Journalism is not a competitive sport’
awards? That we should be more concerned about publication judges than serving our student body? I’m also concerned when students tell me, as some have at summer workshops, that their adviser gets angry with them when they don’t win awards. We should be angry at student who plagiarize, students who work beneath their potential, students who lie, cheat, steal or drink alcohol when we take them to national conventions. But getting angry at students who don’t win awards? That seems about as productive as sending Ann Coulter to sensitivity training. In fact, I’ve adopted this saying from the Journalism Education Association listserv that I use as my mantra whenever one of my students gets upset about not winning something or whenever one of them asks me why we didn’t win this award or that award: “Journalism is not a competitive sport.” Write well. Design well. Photograph well. Plan well and work hard. The awards will come. But perhaps one of the things that bothers me the most is listening to advisers who are convinced they are bad teachers and have a bad program because they don’t win as many awards as the next guy.
In an adviser class I took at Michigan State a few summers back, some of us were looking through each others’ publications, when one of the other advisers sighed and said, “We don’t have a good program. We don’t win many awards.” This same adviser, however, went on to say, “I mean I’ve had a lot of former students go on to careers in journalism. And I get more and more kids signing up for my class each year. And our student body really likes our paper. But our program isn’t that good. We don’t win much.” My response? “If your program has all of these things going for it, then you do have a successful program regardless of how many awards you win.” Of course, awards can do great things for us, for our kids, for our programs. I know of countless students and advisers who have had their lives changed by one individual MIPA award. And I know winning awards can help silence nay sayers and gain administrative, parent and community support. But journalism is not a competitive sport. And as much truth as the
MIPA Officers 2007-2008
President, Rod Satterthwaite, Dexter HS 1st Vice President, Jeremy Van Hof, Grand Ledge HS 2nd Vice President, C.E. Sikkenga, Grand Haven HS Secretary, Kim Kozian, L’Anse Creuse HS North Treasurer, Brian Wilson, Waterford Kettering HS Trustee, Paula Pantano, Stevenson HS Trustee, Tim Morley, Inland Lakes HS Trustee, Sue Spalding, Quincy HS Newspaper Chair, Julie Price, Haslett HS Yearbook Chair, Lynn Strause, East Lansing HS Broadcast Chair, Diane Herder, Laingsburg HS Legislative Chair, Gloria Olman, retired, Utica HS Workshop Chair, Betsy Pollard Rau, H.H. Dow HS Middle School Chair, Jenny Birmelin, Orchard Lake MS Hall of Fame Chair, Jeff Nardone, Grosse Pointe South HS Executive Director, Cheryl Pell, Michigan State University MIPA Office, Amy Brandt & Jon Vereecke, MSU students
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Rod Satterthwaite Dexter HS
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s high school journalism awards season approaches, let’s all make a vow to keep our winnings or losings in perspective. Don’t get me wrong. I love when my students and their publications win awards. It makes me look good. It awards students for their hard work. It gives our program support from (and sometimes ammunition against) community members, administrators and critics. But I hope that we, as advisers, can help our students keep some perspective about what’s really important. It bothers me, for example, when I hear advisers and students say they make newspaper awards issues, ones where they work harder, write about topics they think judges like to read, and edit more carefully than they do for their “regular” publication. Our primary purpose as advisers is to teach students about the craft of journalism and challenge them to do it well. But if we challenge them only on certain issues, the ones we know will be judged, what kind of message do we send? That it’s only important to work hard when someone’s watching? That the primary purpose of journalism is to win
Send letters to the editor and advertising inquiries to email@example.com. The MIPA Web site is maintained by Cheryl Pell. Web site: www.mipa.jrn.msu.edu MIPA 305 Communication Arts Building Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824-1212 Phone: (517) 353-6761 Fax: (517) 355-7710
Please see PRESIDENT, page 3
July 15, 2007 Yearbook & Literary Magazine postmark deadline July 23-27 & July 30–Aug. 3, 2007 Adviser Courses Aug. 5–9, 2007 MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop July 15, 2007 Late Yearbook & Literary Magazine postmark deadline Oct. 18, 2007 Fall Conference Nov. 1, 2007 Junior High Conference April 10, 2008 Spring Conference
By Brian Wilson, Adviser, Waterford Kettering HS
Thoughts on Amy Sorrell
couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak before our district’s board of education. I know what you’re thinking. “Uh-oh…another adviser who “allowed” his students to print something controversial. He’ll probably be fired by the end of the day. But it was actually a good visit; I was asked to introduce my newspaper and yearbook editors-in-chief, both of whom had been honored by MIPA. Really, though, I’m with you; I was just thrilled to be there and not be getting fired. In most parts of the country these days, and I’m not really telling you anything you don’t already know, advisers are not overly excited to be presenting before school boards. Generally speaking, a newspaper or yearbook adviser who is asked to talk about a journalism program to the board is at the end of a battle he probably is not winning. The current educational climate seems to suggest that any published story construed as negative toward the school or district could be that adviser’s last. And yet still we fight the good fight. For reasons that are not immediately apparent or even intelligent, a good adviser gets hired by good people, and then proceeds to teach good students to be critical of those who hired him. In many school districts, this is, of course, akin to career suicide. A strong adviser puts himself in the delicate position of trying to teach students the right way to go about questioning authority and being critical of those in charge. And when those in charge can’t take the heat, heads may roll. You may have followed the story of Amy Sorrell, a newspaper adviser at a junior-senior high school in Indi-
ana. After one of Sorrell’s students wrote an editorial that suggested people preach tolerance toward gay students, Sorrell was put on administrative leave, and has since been reassigned to another school in the district, where she will not be advising publications. That isn’t a misprint. The adviser “allowed” a student to suggest that accepting people of different backgrounds is OK. And she lost her advising position. Kids these days. Writing about brotherly love and acceptance and other such nonsense. Sheesh! It’s really no surprise the principal, superintendent and school board were disgusted by this. Seriously, though, I’ve been wondering what the reaction might have been had the reporter instead written that there was something wrong with anyone who was “different.” Can you picture that student in front of the school board? It might go something like this: Student: Well, I don’t particularly like gay people. I think there’s something wrong with them, and they really should be ostracized from the rest of our student body. That’s why I decided to write this column. To be honest, I’m not big on Jews, Blacks, or Asians, either. School Board President: We applaud your initiative, young lady. And we rightly recognize your willingness to submit to popular, if decades-old, opinion. As long as nobody presents a forward-thinking idea, this newspaper will continue to thrive. Thanks for being here, and please accept this t-shirt and plaque. The student (the real one, not the fake one I created just a minute ago) Please see OPINION, page 9
Have an opinion about a scholastic journalism topic? How about writing a column for this space? Your deadline is Sept. 28! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standards work done . . . for now . . . and up on Web The MIPA board and MIPA members have been working on aligning journalism curriculum with English Language Arts content expectations and the Visual, Performing and Applied Arts requirement.Under the leadership of Rod Satterthwaite, MIPA president, the group produced three documents. These documents, along with an explanation, are available on the MIPA Web site.
MIPA sponsors listserv To help MIPA advisers confer with each other on scholastic journalism issues, the MIPA board decided at its May meeting to host a listserv group. The specifics have not been confirmed, but members should check their e-mail for information about this listserv, which will be hosted by Google. If you did not receive an e-mail about this, it may mean that we do not have a valid e-mail address for you or you are not a current member. Please e-mail email@example.com and ask to join the listserv.
Rau elected to JEA board position Betsy Pollard Rau, H.H. Dow HS, was elected to the JEA board as the Region 6 director. Her two-year term begins this summer.This region consists of Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Brian Wilson, Waterford Kettering HS, serves as JEA’s state director. If you have any questions about JEA, these Pollard Rau two are good resources. Betsy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org; Brian can be reached at WilsoB01@wsdmi.org.
PRESIDENT, cont. from page 2 adviser/coach analogy has, it ends when we start obsessing over winning and not over what really matters: creating a publication or production that our student body loves to read or watch, challenging students to reach their full potential, helping them find a voice, showing them how they can make a difference in their community, and teaching them that there are more important things in life and in scholastic journalism than winning or losing awards. May/June 2007 ■
How to create a cutout with a transparent background Cheryl PELL’S surefire method* Open image in Photoshop. Under Window in the menu, select Paths to open the Paths palette. In the Paths palette, select New Path (Fig. 1). Give it a name. Say OK. Use the Pen Tool in the Tool Palette (Fig. 2) to cut around image. Do this with great precision, if possible. Select Clipping Path. In the Clipping Path box that appears, select the name of the path you created. Click OK. Go to File in the menu and then Save As and select Photoshop EPS. Bring your photo into InDesign. Select the photo and go to Object in the menu. Then select Clipping Path. Under Type, select Detect Edges. With the photo still selected, go to Window in the menu, select Text Wrap. Select the third box in, which is Object Shape (Fig. 3). Bring text into text box in InDesign. Send text box to the back (behind photo). Adjust how far away you want the text to be from the cutout. You may adjust the space between the cutout and the text in the Text Wrap palette.
Fig. 1 Fig. 2
*There are lots of ways to do cutouts in Photoshop. If you’re on the JEA listserv, you know this topic comes up frequently. Here’s my favorite method, and it’s one I share with my design students every semester. It fits on one page, and it’s foolproof—as long as you follow the steps exactly and in the right order!
f you’ve ever seen Tim Harrower in action here at MSU or at a conference somewhere, you know he has a wonderful sense of humor. Even if you haven’t seen him, his sense of humor resonates in his well-known book, the Newspaper Designer’s Handbook, now in its fifth edition with a new one expected this summer. Open the book to the dedication page, where you will see he created a pie chart with percentages to indicate the folks he wants to dedicate the book to. Robin, his wife, gets 70 percent; his parents get 10 percent; Pat (who the heck is that?) gets 5 percent and assorted friends and pets get 15 percent. I like to think we in Michigan are included in that 15 percent part.
Put numbers in the spaces above to adjust how close you want the text to be to the photo. original photo
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CONFERENCE WRAP UP Lots of people were acknowledged at the MIPA Spring Conference on April 17. See on-site contest winners, new board members and more on this page and pages 6–8.
JOHN FIELD AWARD
Mike Murray, former principal at Traverse City Central HS and now superintendent of Suttons Bay Public Schools, received an Administrator of the Year Award. See his comments at the MIPA Web site at mipa.jrn.msu.edu.
Missi Yeomans of Traverse City Central HS receives her Golden Pen pin from last year’s winner Tisha Pankop of Kalamazoo Loy Norrix HS.
Roxanne Zell of East Jordan HS also received the Golden Pen award. Gloria Olman looks on as Pankop pins Zell.
ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR
Ike Lea, from Lansing Community College, received the John Field Award, named for a former director of MIPA. Lea has helped MIPA move into the digital age and is known for his Photoshop prowess. He teaches at both adviser and student workshops at MSU during the summer and is a popular speaker at MIPA conferences. In addition, he teaches one-day Photoshop workshops for MIPA.
Lana Tatom, director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at Willow Run Community Schools also received an Administrator of the Year Award.
Brianna White, Waterford Kettering, was an All-MIPA Yearbook Award winner.
Adrianna McIntyre, Utica, was an All-MIPA Yearbook Award winner.
Steve Thompson, H.H. Dow, was the All-MIPA Newspaper Award winner.
Kyle Snage, Lake Orion, was the All-MIPA Video Award winner. May/June 2007 ■
CONFERENCE WRAP UP ON-SITE CONTESTS WINNERS
Second Place: Jonathan Morley, Inland Lakes
HONorable mention: Ben Haddix, Community
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HONorable mention: Lauren Johansson, Troy
CONFERENCE WRAP UP
ON-SITE CONTESTS WINNERS Carry In Photo
First Place Sarah Rowe, Grand Blanc Second Place Jonathan Morley, Inland Lakes Third Place Jessica Vanfleteren, Waterford Kettering Honorable Mention Ben Haddix, Community Nic Gerstner, Traverse City Central Rachel Howarth, Breckenridge Lauren Johansson, Troy
Yearbook Student Life Layout
First Place Eric Dresden & Molly Daniels, Breckenridge Second Place Noosha Elami & Kayla Taylor, Mattawan Third Place Brittany Tuinier & Kelsey VanDyke, Gull Lake
First Place Brooke Adams & Arielle Milton, Grand Blanc Second Place Rhiannon Zielinski & Jillana Jones, Gull Lake Third Place Matt Myers, Breckenridge
First Place Megan Mahoney, Loy Norrix Second Place Steve Thompson & Hannah Koaches, H.H.Dow Third Place Staff, South Lake Honorable Mention Staff, Community High Michael Caterina, Lansing Everett
First Place DTV, Davison Second Place Cat’s Eye, Novi Third Place Dragon Digest, Lake Orion
Third Place: Jessica Vanfleteren, Waterford Kettering
First Place DTV, Davison Second Place Cat’s Eye, Novi Third Place Dragon Digest, Lake Orion Honorable Mention Andrew Ptaszynski, Carlson (More on-site contest winners on page 8)
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CONFERENCE WRAP UP New MIPA board members
t the Spring Conference luncheon, MIPA members voted in new officers. Sue Spalding, newspaper adviser from Quincy HS was elected to the board as trustee. Another newcomer to the board is C.E. Sikkenga, newspaper adviser from Grand Haven HS. He is the new second vice president. Brian Wilson, from Waterford Kettering HS was elected treasurer. MIPA has not had a treasurer for several years, but because MIPA is becoming a 501(c)(3), a treasurer needed to be elected. Wilson is a former MIPA president. Kim Kozian, from L’Anse Creuse HS North, was reelected secretary. Kozian has been the board secretary since 1997. They will each serve a two-year term.
ON-SITE CONTESTS WINNERS, cont. News Writing
First Place Marissa Gawock, Traverse City Central Second Place Ryan Dickson, Stevenson Third Place Charlotte Berschback, Grosse Pointe South Honorable Mention Andre Brown, Grosse Pointe North Erik Levinsohn, Community
First Place Dylan Cinti & Galaan Dafa, Community Second Place Jillian Kushaer & Natalie Stern, Andover Third Place Jennifer MacDonald & Julie MacDonald, South Lake Honorable Mention Lauren Powell & Christine Bedway, Grosse Pointe North Nicole Ridenour & Sarah Petrusak, Stevenson Jake Schwartz & Morgan Talbert, Jackson
HONorable mention: Rachel Howarth, Breckenridge
First Place Katie Jacobson, Traverse City Central Second Place Alyson Halpert, Community Third Place Erin Roberts, Stevenson Honorable Mention Jamie Garash, Andover Ashanti James, Covert HONorable mention: Nic Gerstner, Traverse City Central
PARTING SHOTS Coming to MIPA means dressing alike for some students. Here staff members from the Ambassador yearbook at Stevenson show off their socks and shirts.
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There’s something magical about seeing that Spartan award for the first time after a year of hard work.
opinion, cont. from page 3 actually won a first-place award for her editorial in the individual competition run by Indiana’s press association. This must give her adviser some satisfaction, although not nearly enough. And sadly, Sorrell is far from an aberration. A student newspaper in Nebraska was criticized for publishing a series of features on the history and effects of racism. Distribution of a publication in Pennsylvania was halted when students decided to run an article tackling the issue of teenage sexuality. We all know that these go on and on, ad nauseum. I count myself as lucky. Being an adviser in my district hasn’t always been the smoothest of rides, but my administrators (including four principals in nine years) have generally recognized the value inherent in allowing students responsible free expression. It’s true that the average 17year-old might not always be interested in providing some inexpensive public relations material for the school. But a good administrator understands that honest, forthright, balanced criticism is more beneficial to a district in the long run than a thousand of those silly “go team!” newsletters. If we are interested in producing responsible citizens, then it is incumbent upon us to treat our students in a responsible manner. You can’t teach students about the power of the First Amendment and then tell them that, oh by the way…you’ll be allowed to use it, just as soon as you graduate. And that’s the power of the publications program. Students have no greater opportunity to prove to the world that they do have what it takes to value and understand that responsibility. If ever you worry about the direction in which this country’s youth will eventually take us (and admit it; we all do, from time to time), all you need to do for reassurance is to step inside a high school newsroom. And there you’ll have the pleasure of watching the magic we advisers see on a daily basis. Every day, these students amaze us, don’t they? They make responsible, informed decisions…They write clearly and concisely about topics of value to the students and community…They study how to make their work as visually and graphically appealing as they can…They interview adults in our schools with maturity and objectivity…They convince business leaders to advertise in student publications…They work as a team to solve ethical dilemmas and personality clashes…They meet deadlines and delegate responsibilities to other students…They give up hour after hour (after hour) of free time to ensure that their work is the best it can possibly be. As is the case with all of us, they won’t always do their jobs perfectly, but they always learn from their mistakes. And yes, from time to time, they will, as responsibly and fairly as they possibly can, question authority. Is there a blueprint for guaranteeing student success after graduation? Some mystical, topsecret formula for producing the highest quality leaders of tomorrow? Yes, there is. And I just gave it to you.
Q&A with Ronalee Henderhan Northville H.S. By Agnes Soriano Q. How long have you been the journalism teacher/adviser at your school? A: I’ve been the adviser for the yearbook for four years. I was the newspaper adviser for two years, but we no longer have a school newspaper due to lack of interest. Q: What is your educational background, both as a student and teacher? A: I earned a degree in journalism from Michigan State University. I then worked as the design editor for a group of community newspapers in Columbus, Ohio, for four years. After that, I worked as a graphic designer for The Quarton Group and then Sandy Corporation, working on NBA Inside Stuff, PGA Magazine and various sports and automotive publications. I earned my secondary teaching certificate from Madonna University in English and Speech in 2001. This summer, I will finish a master’s in educational technology at MSU. Q: How did you become interested in your profession (teaching in general, journalism specifically)? Were you involved in similar activities in high school? A: My high school English and yearbook teacher, Judy Krieger, was my inspiration to both study journalism and to teach it. She is an amazing woman who was able to inspire and motivate. She demonstrated what passion and dedication are all about. I completed my first yearbook the year she finished her last. I worked on my high school yearbook and the yearbook at MSU, and I also worked on STET for MIPA as a reporter and designer. Q: What are your favorite/least favorite aspects of your journalism class? Why? A: Of course I love it when students are completely invested in what they’re doing, when all of their work shows their excitement about being on staff and producing the best work they possibly can. And I love it when these students see all of their hard work come together to a final product. You can actually see the pride and sense of accomplishment on their faces. The students whose motivations are a mystery to me are difficult. It’s hard for me to understand and work with the students who put forth little effort and seem not to care that they’re substandard work is going to be preserved for all eternity with their names atop it. I absolutely cannot distance myself from the work presented in the yearbook and feel responsible for everything, good or bad. Of course, there’s no way I can micromanage everything in the book, nor would I want to, but I feel responsible for it, and that’s a heavy load. The long hours and minimal support can also be difficult. Q: What was a defining moment in your teaching/advising career? A: Winning a Spartan award for our yearbook last year and being featured in Ideas That Fly, a collection of the “best of” compiled by our yearbook publisher. My personal proudest accomplishment was developing a Web site to introduce the concept of theme to my journalism students. http://msu. edu/~peckrona/THEME/ Q: What are additional resources you have pursued in your career? (ie. professional organizations such as MIPA, books, Web sites, mentors, etc.) A: I am a member of MIPA and have attended MIPA’s workshops and the yearbook workshop offered by our yearbook publisher. I was assigned an amazing mentor, Lydia Cadena, but I had a hard time finding the time to work with her, which is unfortunate because she is an incredible person and great resource. Q: What advice do you have for new advisers? A: Learn to let the students do their jobs; you can’t do it all. They will surprise you with what they can accomplish. Care—care a lot, but don’t kill yourself. There is no way it can ever be perfect. Of course, try, but don’t let it become your life. Now, if I could only take this advice myself. May/June 2007 ■
Also on the Web
2007 MIPA Spartan Yearbook Contest Form This contest is for MIPA members schools, and is for the 2007 yearbook. Awards will be presented at the MIPA Spring Awards and On-Site Contest Conference in April 2008.
1 Please check one. Spring–delivery yearbook. Mail to MIPA office postmarked on or before July 15, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00 *Late Spring–delivery yearbook. Mail to MIPA office postmarked on or before Aug. 15, 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00 Fall-delivery yearbook. Mail to MIPA office postmarked on or before Nov. 15, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45.00 *Late Fall–delivery yearbook. Mail to MIPA office postmarked on or before Dec. 15, 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $85.00
*late postmark deadline
2 Please fill out this part completely.
4 Important stuff! Please read!
1. Since only student photographs are considered for awards, include in the front of the book or on a separate sheet the system for which student photos are marked. For example,“Student photos are highlighted with *.”
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2. Write a memo to the judge. In it list any special school situations, concerns or problems with this yearbook’s production on a separate sheet. Judges need this information.
3. Keep a copy of this form for your files. You might include a self-addressed stamped postcard that we will return to you when we get your book so that you know it arrived safely in the MIPA office.
4. Do you want your yearbook returned? Then send a postage-paid, self-addressed mailer with your yearbook. Your yearbook will be returned by the judge. If you do not want your yearbook back, the judge will have the option to keep it or discard it.
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5. Please mail your yearbook along with your check for $45 (or $85) payable to MIPA. Send to:
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3. Did you include a self-addressed, stamped mailer if you want book returned? 4. Are you meeting the official postmark deadline?
6 Advisers, please sign.
Please read & sign the following: I have read this form. I understand only student work is to be judged for awards by MIPA. All materials submitted represent student work or is designated as not being student work, unless otherwise indicated.
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Note: After your yearbook is evaluated, we will send you the evaluation booklet from the judge. If you cannot attend the Spring Conference in April 2008, you can ask to have your awards sent to you for a nominal fee.
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2007-2008 MIPA Membership Form Today’s date School List school as you want it referred to on membership certificate and other documents.
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NEED CREDIT? MIPA2007 Journalism is Forever
Aug. 5â€“9 Youâ€™re going to like the MIPA workshop so much, you may never want to leave. Register early to make sure you get in the section you want. Go to mipa.jrn.msu.edu to download the brochure. Advisers: Sign up to attend Adviser Day on Tuesday, Aug. 7. See why your students love the MIPA workshop so much! Some scholarships are available. Postmark deadline for scholarship applications is June 11.
Summer Journalism Workshop Michigan State University Michigan Interscholastic Press Association
MIPA/School of Journalism 305 Communication Arts Building Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824-1212
Consider taking a class this summer through the MSU School of Journalism. You can earn three credits in one week and have one heck of a good time doing it. Go to mipa.jrn.msu. edu and click on NTLB or call (517) 353-6761 for more information.