75 Years of High School Journalism


Many future professionals – journalist and otherwise – got their first taste of storytelling on their high school newspaper, yearbook, broadcast or magazine. Founded at Ole Miss in 1947, the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association is now celebrating its 75th year of organizing contests, conventions and other structural supports for high school student media programs throughout the state. On the eve of its spring convention, MSPA director R.J. Morgan will lead a panel of previous directors (Beth Fitts, Robin Street and Charlie Mitchell) in unpacking the organization’s history, significance and future.


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