Upcoming NSPA Events

JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention
Nov. 6–9
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, D.C.

From communications and culture to politics and pride you’ll be surrounded with possibilities. In Washington, D.C., it’s hard to separate learning from fun. Whether you stroll the Mall, tour the White House, stop in to visit your senator or hit a different museum every day, history and heritage surround you. Convention details here.

Online registration now open.

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2014 Newspaper Pacemaker Finalists announced
The NSPA Newspaper Pacemaker contest has recognized general excellence in scholastic newspapers for 87 years. The 2014 Newspaper Pacemaker contest yielded approximately 300 entries. Categories are: NewspaperBroadsheet eight or fewer pages, Newspaper Broadsheet 9-16 pages,Newspaper Broadsheet 17+ pages, Newspaper Tabloid, … Continue reading

Two great jobs at our Minneapolis headquarters for two exceptional people
Assistant Director Contest and Critique Coordinator NSPA, ACP and MHSPA serve student media and advisers, introduce new ideas and reinforce best practices, reward excellence, embrace diversity, and provide ample networking and partnership opportunities. Members are student-directed news organizations and publications. … Continue reading

Statement of national journalism education organizations on proposed Neshaminy School District student media policy
As the national organizations of journalism educators committed to the training of future journalists and the preparation of citizens for life in our democracy, we write to express our vigorous opposition to the proposed policy changes under consideration by the Neshaminy … Continue reading

Pacemaker Magazine, Online and Yearbook awards announced
April 12, 2014 SAN DIEGO — The National Scholastic Press Association presented Pacemaker awards today in three categories at the Spring 2014 National High School Journalism Convention. “Since 1927, the Pacemaker has stood for the highest ideals of scholastic journalism,” … Continue reading

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Best of the High School Press - Deadline

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JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention - Washington, D.C.

April 16–19, 2015
JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention - Denver

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