School of Media & Strategic Communications

Freedom of Speech PSA Contest

Freedom of Speech PSA Contest

Sponsored by NAB Education Foundation and BEA

Win a $2,500 scholarship!  To enter, students must submit a 30-second TV or radio public service announcement (PSA) stressing the importance of free speech while answering "What does freedom of speech mean to me?"

Contest winners will be awarded:

  • $2,500 scholarship prize
  • PSA distribution to stations nationwide
  • Feature on NAB Spot Center and "First Amendment Center's One For All"

Open to all communication students enrolled during 2016-17 academic school year.

Entries will be accepted April 1-30, 2016.

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Freedom of Speech PSA Contest

National Competition for College Communications Students

Win a $2,500 scholarship!  

Use your TV or radio production skills to create a public service announcement expressing what freedom of speech means to you.

Enter to win $2,500 and the opportunity to have your PSA available to broadcast stations across the country to play on air during Free Speech Week, October 17-23, 2016.

Entry window:  April 1-30, 2016.  To enter, you must create a 30-second television or radio PSA that highlights the importance of free speech and creatively addresses the question "What does freedom of speech mean to me?"

Aside from showcasing your production and broadcasting skills, the contest gives you the chance to examine your right to free speech and reflect on its significance in your everyday life.

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Presented by:  NAB Education Foundation and Broadcast Education Association

Media Sponsor:  ProductionHUB




2016 Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition

This is a reminder about the upcoming deadline for the 2016 Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition, which awards nine of the country's top journalists from universities all around the country with an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan each year.  

We are accepting applications here: until Jan. 13.

The Scripps Howard Foundation, with Indiana University journalism, established the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition in 1984 to honor the memory of the journalist who led Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922-1953 and United Press from 1912-1920.  Asia was an area of special interest to Roy W. Howard, who traveled and reported on the area extensively, even while leading major news organizations.

Emily Metzger, associate professor of journalism at Indiana University, will lead the students during the nine-day trip, which includes visits to domestic and international media organizations and cultural landmarks.  In the past, the students have visited MBS Television, Associated Press Tokyo, the Wall Street Journal and Google.  The group will also tour Buudhist temples in Kyoto, the A-bomb memorial in Hiroshima, and other historical sites.  Tentative trip dates are May 12-21, 2016.