Journalism Essay Contest


Members of the Southwest Missouri Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists judged entries for the state of Missouri in the 2013 High School Essay contest.    The first place winner was Kristen Heldenbrand from Winton, Missouri.  Her entry was sent to the national SPJ office for judging.   The theme for the 2013 contest was "Why is it important that we have news media that are independent of the government?"