Starting in Fall 2007, NSPA began partnering with Ball State University on a new magazine just for high school student journalists. Blend was started by BSU's Secondary Educational Services office in Spring 2007, and with the second issue, NSPA began contributing content and distributing the magazine to its members.
Past issues of Blend in PDF format are available below:
A History of NSPA's Publications
NSPA periodicals have a history as old as the organization itself.
NSPA published its Scholastic Editor newsletter/magazine from the beginning, starting in 1921. It continued in various forms until the mid-'80s, when NSPA and ACP began publishing separate publications called Trends in High School Media and Trends in College Media.
In 2000, NSPA began publishing its news and feature articles online under the Trends banners, including the popular "It's the Law" columns penned by Mike Hiestand.
In 2007, NSPA returned to lending its name to a printed magazine when it began partnering with Ball State University on its Blend publication.
Around the same time, NSPA began publishing its own news items and press releases in blog format on its website. You can find the latest NSPA news, along with links to student press news elsewhere on the Web, right from our home page.
Looking for other, non-periodical NSPA publications such as our publication guidebooks and Best of the High School Press? You can find those available for sale on our publications and merchandise page.
The latest forms and brochures in PDF format (requires Adobe Reader):
Newspaper Pacemaker - June 17, 2013
Individual Awards - June 17, 2013
Broadcast Pacemaker - June 18, 2013
JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention - April 25-28, 2013
JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention - Nov. 14-18, 2013