OSMA State Convention
2019-20 Convention Date:
To be announced (Spring 2020)
Kent State University hosts the annual Ohio Scholastic Media Association (OSMA) State Convention. The event attracts more than 300 high school students and advisers and features dozens of workshop and skill sessions, day-of contests, high school news and yearbook critiques, an awards ceremony/banquet and keynote speaker.
The 2019 speaker was Mary Beth Tinker, plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court decision that said neither students nor teachers “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”
Learn more about the event on OSMA’s website.
Each year, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a $500 scholarship to be awarded to an incoming freshman who served in the previous year on the student media staff at an OSMA member high school and has chosen a major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The application deadline is generally in early-to-mid-February. Apply through the Kent State’s College of Communication and Information incoming student scholarship application.