Adviser Update Adviser Update Spring 2017 - Page 10

CSPA to sponsor National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year program By Heather Taylor T he Dow Jones News Fund and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association are pleased to announce CSPA will administer and sponsor the National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year Program. The News Fund will become a co-sponsor. The Dow Jones News Fund established the program in 1960 to select one outstanding high school media teacher or adviser each year as Teacher of the Year. Today, the award recognizes a high school educator who teaches innovative media techniques, mentors students to produce award-winning journalism and encourages students to consider media careers. In addition to the Teacher of the Year, DJNF also names eight high school journalism teachers and media advisers who go beyond the call of duty as Distinguished Advisers and Special Recognition Advisers. Fifty-eight teachers have been honored with the highest distinction while more than 250 others have been selected as Distinguished Advisers and Special Recognition Advisers. Click here for a complete list. CSPA has been a valued co-sponsor of the program for decades, featuring the Teacher of the Year at an advisers luncheon during its spring convention, providing accommodations, promoting the program and inviting honorees to present sessions. Linda Shockley, managing director