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.

2019 Media Updates Memo

2019 State Conference Assignment will be shared in December

Student Curriculum available in Resource Portal for Advisers

Media Assignment Template

Media Assignment Template (Google Doc; view only, so you will need to make a copy of the document and save to your own Drive.)

Description of 2019 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