The purposes of our Media section are to provide an accurate account of the Youth and Government program and to allow students to gain meaningful, real-life experience in journalism through the publication of a newspaper, social media content, and a news broadcast at the District and State Conferences.

The newspaper, various social media posts, and broadcast are entirely the work of the student participants from story assignments to production to distribution. Our goal for our Media participants is for them to fully understand and practice the relationship of media with the government.  Students learn to meet deadlines, gain valuable skills like headline writing and interviewing, understand layout and graphic design tools used by media personnel, and more.

Information about media assignments and supporting materials can be found underneath the toggle below.

Please note that all of the documents and procedures serve as a reference for an in-person conference. District and State Conferences will be virtual for the 2020-2021 program year. As a result, the following documents and procedures may be modified for a virtual conference.

For the moment, all media inquiries should be sent to the State Office at [email protected]

2020 Media Updates Memo

2021 State Conference Assignment will be shared in December

Student Curriculum available in Resource Portal for Advisers

Media Assignment Template

Description of 2020 District Conference assignments

Rubric for Social Media

Rubric for Broadcast Media

Rubric for Print Media

Rubric for Photojournalism Media

Media Manual

Austin District Media Assignment Submission Forms: High School, Middle School

Dallas District Media Assignment Submission Forms: High School, Middle School

Fort Worth District Media Assignment Submission Forms: High School, Middle School

Houston District Media Assignment Submission Forms: High School, Middle School

Midland District Media Assignment Submission Forms: High School