Archive for April, 2015

Application deadline extended for journalism academy
April 28, 2015

The deadline has been extended for people to still mail in their application for the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists Urban Student Journalism Academy. Be sure the application is postmarked by May 15.

2015 Urban Student Journalism Academy

June 15-26, 2015

at Metropolitan Community College–Penn Valley

3201 Southwest Trafficway

Sponsored by The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists

KCABJ is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the Secretary of State of Missouri and affiliated with the National Association of Black Journalists.

About the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists

KCABJ was founded in 1981, and this year it celebrates its 34th anniversary as an organization of professional black journalists. This is the 32th KCABJ Urban Student Journalism Academy. Many graduates of the program are established in the field or are pursuing careers in journalism.

For more information about the academy or the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists call KCABJ member Glenn E. Rice, a reporter with The Kansas City Star at 816-234-4341 or KCABJ President Lewis W. Diuguid, editorial board member at The Star, at 816-234-4723.

About Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley

Metropolitan Community College–Penn Valley, 3201 Southwest Trafficway, is part of the Metropolitan Community Colleges, which includes five colleges in nine locations in the Kansas City, Mo., area. The others are Blue River, Maple Woods, Business Technology and Longview community colleges.

The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists is committed to working with high school and college students to prepare them for careers in print and broadcast journalism or other communications fields. This year’s academy continues that tradition.

The 2015 KCABJ Urban Journalism Academy is free to students. It is a commuter program and will be at MCC–Penn Valley June 15-26. There is a mandatory orientation on Saturday, June 13 at The Kansas City Star, 16th and McGee streets. Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation to and from the college each day. Class begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Metropolitan Community College–Penn Valley is on a major bus line.

This academy is unique in our area because it is taught by black journalists working for newspapers, television and radio stations and in public relations in Greater Kansas City. Educators will add their knowledge to the instruction. Students will be:

Assigned stories to report and write.

They will work on computers.

Shadow reporters.

Study social media and its personal and population effects.

Benefit from lectures from major newsmakers.

Network with influential people.

Produce their own newspaper and radio and television newscasts.

Every student who attends the academy leaves with enhanced reading, writing, analytical, communication and questioning skills. Teachers and parents have said teen-agers and young adults have returned from the summer energized and far more interested and able to learn than before.

Scholarships & Other Opportunities

Students selected for the academy will compete for scholarships offered by KCABJ. The awards go to the best students in the class. The class size will be limited to 12. Many of our graduates are award-winning journalists today.

To Apply
1. Write a one-page essay on the role people of color should have in journalism.

2. Send one sample of your writing — if possible something that has been published (e.g. an article in your school newspaper). We are seeking committed students who are not afraid of hard work and who already have a demonstrated interest in journalism.

3. Mail this completed application, your essay and writing sample by May 15, 2015, to KCABJ, P.O. Box 32744, Kansas City, Mo. 64111. (The deadline was extended from April 25.)

Academy Application

Name_____________________________________

Email:____________________________________

Male______ Female _______ Birth date_________

Address___________________________________

City_________________ State/ZIP _____________

Phone ____________________________________

School Name_______________________________

Year in School ______________________________

GPA_______________________________________

Journalism/English/Yearbook Teacher’s Name:

___________________________________________

In which area are you most interested? Rank
each 1, 2, 3 or 4 with your favorite being #1.

_____Newspaper Television ________

______Radio Public Relations _____

List journalism and/or writing experience in courses you have taken or media companies

where you’ve worked:________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________

On a separate sheet of paper list your career

goals and why you want to attend this academy.

Student signature_______________________________________

Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian_____________________________________________

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KCABJ Urban Student Journalism Application for 2015
April 19, 2015

2015 Urban Student Journalism Academy
June 22-July 2, 2015
at Metropolitan Community College–Penn Valley
3201 Southwest Trafficway
Sponsored by The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists
KCABJ is a not-for-profit corporation registered with the Secretary of State of Missouri and affiliated with the National Association of Black Journalists.

About the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists
KCABJ was founded in 1981, and this year it celebrates its 34th anniversary as an organization of professional black journalists. This is the 32th KCABJ Urban Student Journalism Academy. Many graduates of the program are established in the field or are pursuing careers in journalism.
For more information about the academy or the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists call KCABJ member Glenn E. Rice, a reporter with The Kansas City Star at 816-234-4341 or KCABJ President Lewis W. Diuguid, editorial board member at The Star, at 816-234-4723.

About Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley
Metropolitan Community College–Penn Valley, 3201 Southwest Trafficway, is part of the Metropolitan Community Colleges, which includes five colleges in nine locations in the Kansas City, Mo., area. The others are Blue River, Maple Woods, Business Technology and Longview community colleges.

The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists is committed to working with high school and college students to prepare them for careers in print and broadcast journalism or other communications fields. This year’s academy continues that tradition.

The 2015 KCABJ Urban Journalism Academy is free to students. It is a commuter program and will be at MCC–Penn Valley June 15-26. There is a mandatory orientation on Saturday, June 13 at The Kansas City Star, 16th and McGee streets. Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation to and from the college each day. Class begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. Metropolitan Community College–Penn Valley is on a major bus line.

This academy is unique in our area because it is taught by black journalists working for newspapers, television and radio stations and in public relations in Greater Kansas City. Educators will add their knowledge to the instruction. Students will be:

Assigned stories to report and write.

They will work on computers.

Shadow reporters.

Study social media and its personal and population effects.

Benefit from lectures from major newsmakers.

Network with influential people.

Produce their own newspaper and radio and television newscasts.

Every student who attends the academy leaves with enhanced reading, writing, analytical, communication and questioning skills. Teachers and parents have said teen-agers and young adults have returned from the summer energized and far more interested and able to learn than before.

Scholarships & Other Opportunities
Students selected for the academy will compete for scholarships offered by KCABJ. The awards go to the best students in the class. The class size will be limited to 12. Many of our graduates are award-winning journalists today.

To Apply
1. Write a one-page essay on the role people of color should have in journalism.

2. Send one sample of your writing — if possible something that has been published (e.g. an article in your school newspaper). We are seeking committed students who are not afraid of hard work and who already have a demonstrated interest in journalism.

3. Mail this completed application, your essay and writing sample by April 25, 2015, to KCABJ, P.O. Box 32744, Kansas City, Mo. 64111.

Academy Application

Name_____________________________________

Email:____________________________________

Male______ Female _______ Birth date_________

Address___________________________________

City_________________ State/ZIP _____________

Phone ____________________________________

School Name_______________________________

Year in School ______________________________

GPA_______________________________________

Journalism/English/Yearbook Teacher’s Name:

___________________________________________

In which area are you most interested? Rank

each 1, 2, 3 or 4 with your favorite being #1.

_____Newspaper Television ________

______Radio Public Relations _____

List journalism and/or writing experience in courses you have taken or media companies

where you’ve worked:________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________________

On a separate sheet of paper list your career

goals and why you want to attend this academy.

Student signature_______________________________________

Signature of Parent/Legal Guardian_____________________________________________

KCABJ Newsletter for April 2015
April 19, 2015

KCABJ Academy
Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley will accommodate the summer KCABJ Urban Student Journalism Academy. Class runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15-26. The first week will focus on print journalism. The second week will be on broadcast journalism and new media. A mandatory orientation will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at The Kansas City Star Press Pavilion at 16th and McGee streets.

The application deadline is Saturday, April 25. At the April membership meeting, KCABJ Treasurer Bette Beaver said she would work with Michelle Watley on the social media part of the student academy. Bette also said she would explore ways to get KCABJ’s website to do more such as enabling members to pay dues electronically.

NABJ News
The National Association of Black Journalists convention will be Aug. 5-9 at the Hilton Minneapolis and Minneapolis Convention Center. A discount is being offered for attendees who travel on United Airline. People can book online at http://www.united.com and enter the offer code: ZUTE980386, or call 800-426-1122. The discounted rate for the Hilton Minneapolis is $189 a night.

This is an election year for NABJ. Voting will run from July 1 to Aug. 7. Officers will be elected, and some amendments will be on the ballot. Mike Woolfolk, with WXYZ-TV (ABC) in Detroit, is the 2015 NABJ Elections Committee Chairman.

NABJ President Bob Butler reports that a major plenary at the convention will focus on racism in America. It will include panelists, having an honest discussion on race and how it daily affects African Americans.