MIPA J-World

Monday, August 14, 2006

MIPA Media!

Hey, all. In the next few days, we'll have links posted to some of the workshop videos. Coming soon, the video with Betsy and Chad going Duke Boys to get to the opening (yeeee-haw!). Below is the sweet video Randy Yeip put together for the opening.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Welcome to the J-World Blog!

MIPA jWorld camp was a blast! Here's your spot to talk about the week! Check back every once in awhile... we might start asking you for ideas for next year's camp!
If you're looking for Chad's song, it's here.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Best of J-World

Time for some feedback.
What was your favorite part of the week? What made it your favorite?

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

What A Wonderful World Lyrics

To download song as mp3, control-click (Mac) or alt-click (PC) on above link and save to your computer.

Wonderful MIPA

I see 400 girls... and 89 guys
I see the temps... continue to rise
And I think to myself.... what a wonderful world.

Just ate a hot dog... then had a s’more
Hey, there’s my friend...he’s a myspace bore
And I think to myself... what a wonderful world.

8,000 Boy Scouts... all over this town
Not one of them helped Betsy... when she hit the ground
She was tattered and torn... she was black and blue
But Betsy remember.... we love you.

Been tryin’ all day... to get Betsy Bucks
Still ain’t got one... and that really sucks
And I think to myself .....guess I’m not getting’ a 6gig removable hard or a 1gig mp3 player or a cute little T-shirt with "Lugnuts" in rhinestones

The ice cream machine is smoking... I’m afraid it might ignite
The weather’s hot, it’s even hotter... than that cop on Monday night
I see chalk lines on the ground... saying Do Not Pass
AndI feel like saying... hey, kiss my

Asked my roommate to shower it’s been so long
The lyrics to this song... will be on mipajworld.blogspot.com
And I think to myself...what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself.... mipajworld.blogspot.com.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Issues Seminar Reference Material

jworld blogging copy

Many sites were referenced during the Blogging Issues Seminar. Below are links to all that I could find (I couldn't find Principal Bannan's MySpace site):

The SPLC Cyberguide

It's All About Blog (Kris' friend from Lexington)
Noise blog
Noise Photoblog
Google Blogsearch

MI State Police Internet Safety

Free press Article on MSU students busted by judge for internet pics

Bath High's online paper


Lansing State Journal

Photos Posted!


Photos from the jWorld opening with Sparty are posted on the MIPA website.

Go here:

The above photo beautifully illustrates the dichotomy that exists in people's reactions to Sparty. Penney (right) is excited to be in the middle of the action, standing next to 200 pounds of sweating foam rubber. Dan (left) is a little freaked out by the energetic antics of the mute Trojan.

Look for more photos soon!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Rock of Ages
(ages 13-18)

OK, right off the top, here's what you need to know:

The line in Bohemian Rhapsody goes like this:
"... Spare him his life from this monstrosity!"

It is not:
Saving his life from his warm sausage tea!"

You've got to get it right to be crowned the King or Queen.

We're talking, of course, of [drum roll]

Yeah, it's a big deal. I'm sure you've heard about the former winner who went on to American Idol. Oh, it was huge. If you looked really closely during season two, one dude from a few years back was in the background of a crowd shot at the Detroit auditions. You could read his lips, and he was saying "I got my start at MIPA Karaoke!"

So, people get ready.

Some will tell you that MIPA camp is all about a crash course in journalism. Getting your staff what it needs to hit the ground running. A sure way to get fired up for a great year.

Well, sure. It is that.

But, most of all, MIPA camp is all about the Wednesday Night Karaoke Contest.

During the week, your class will decide on a song to perform as a group. The song should:

1. Fit the theme (Journalism World. Duh.)
2. Have some choreography
3. Sound OK musically (this is only 10 points, don't sweat it)
4. Have some props

But I can't get up in front of people! You're freaking me out! I'm staying home!

Hey. Get a grip, it's not that deep, OK? You don't have to do it. But it sure is a great way to let off steam and get a little crazy after four days of nose-to-the-grindstone.

So, what'll it be? A little Elvis? Or are you a little more Avril?

Me, I'm thinkin' about bustin' out my Tiny Tim. He so rocks.

Here. Have a little practice...

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Oh, Boy, Have We Got Issues

Monday night will be the MIPA issues seminar. Many classes will attend this session, especially writing classes. For some, it will be a springboard to a great story. For others, it will be a chance to think about and get information on an important topic.

This summer's topic: Blogging.

This is quite broad, but we have some great panelists to help you focus your thinking.

If you're interested in how the internet is being used by journalists, we have the editor of an alternative newspaper, as well as the editor of an entertainment magazine. Both use the internet to publish, but the ways in which they use it are quite different.

If your interest is in sites like MySpace, Xanga, and Facebook, and what has been reported recently about their risks, we have a high school principal who can talk about what his district is doing to limit access to such sites. We also have an officer from the Michigan State Computer Crimes Unit who will be available to talk about how the 'net is being used by students, as well as its use by law enforcement, criminals and predators.

We even have someone to talk about what it means to be an "addict": someone who can't go an hour without logging on and seeing who said what to whom.

The issues seminar is fast-paced and lively, but it depends on you to keep it moving. So come with questions, and be ready to step up to the microphone!