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The Texas FFA Convention Student Media Program provides a semi-professional environment for students to cultivate skills related to journalism, photography, videography, and video production. It is a week-long experiential learning environment that enables members to apply creativity and technical skills in a fun and practical setting. 

There are three different roles students can apply for:

Reporter - Responsibilities include writing news articles covering the happenings of the Texas FFA Convention the week of July 11-15, 2022. Must be an excellent writer and be familiar with AP Style. Written communication and interviewing skills are imperative. To see examples of past work, please click here

Photographer - Responsibilities include capturing photo images highlighting the Texas FFA Convention the week of July 11-15, 2022. Must have knowledge of photography and the use of a professional camera. To see examples of past work, please click here

Video Editor/Reporter - Responsibilities include capturing footage, editing, and producing a two-minute video package highlighting the Texas FFA Convention the week of July 11-15, 2022. Must be familiar with using professional camera and audio equipment. Knowledge of video editing software is important (Adobe Premiere is preferred). See an example of a past video here

The staff will have their work published online at, the convention app, and on the association’s various social media outlets. In addition, convention highlight video package will be broadcasted during the final general session. 

We are excited to fill these positions with hard-working, responsible FFA members who are ready to learn!

How to Apply      
  • Application includes:

    • Applicant Information and Qualifications 

    • Subject Knowledge Quiz - Spelling/Grammar Quiz (Reporters Only) or Visual Arts Quiz (Photographers and Video Editor/Reporters Only)

    • Previous Work Samples - Two Writing Samples (Reporters), Three Photography Samples (Photographers), or One Video Sample (Video Editor/Reporters)

    • Advisor Recommendation Statement 

The application deadline for 2022 has now closed. See a list of this year's staff here!

Important Advisor Information      

Advisors, please note the following:

  • Once selected, all staff will have to have an agreement and health form signed by a guardian and advisor. 

  • There is no additional fee attached to participation in the program.

  • Participation in the program does not wave or cover the student’s convention registration. All accepted staff members must be registered for the event by their advisors in conjunction with their chapter.

  • Participants can serve as chapter voting delegates, however, previous notification must be made to the program coordinator.

  • Lunch and dinner will be provided Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the event

  • Housing and transportation to and from the center are not provided. 

  • It is recommended that all staff bring a laptop to the event for the week. in addition, photographers and video editors/reporters should bring their own professional cameras and editing software. If the resources are not available, please reach out to the program coordinator.

  • A detailed schedule will be provided the month prior to the event. However, a tentative schedule can be found here

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