Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association
SAVE THE DATE — The 2014 NEWSPA conference is set for April 9.
Need financial assistance to attend the 2014 conference?
For the first time, NEWSPA will be offering financial assistance for schools needing help to pay for busing or substitute teachers to attend the annual conference. Up to $500 will be awarded in 2014. For more information or to apply, download the financial assistance form.
Share your newspaper's website
Do you want to see what other high schools are doing for their newspaper's website? Then email us your URL at firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be included in our listing. To see what some area schools are doing, as well as some newspaper websites that won All-American honors, go to the links tab on the left.
Fall 2013 Newsletter now online
Take a look back at what some of the speakers for the 2013 conference had to say, as well as get a sneak preview what is planned for the 2014 conference. Click to download a high resolution version of the newsletter now, or to read the eMagazine now.
If you want to see and hear about some of the highlights of past NEWSPA conferences, you can also check out our YouTube channel. You can learn about how to implement your yearbook theme, what it is like to work for a college newspaper, watch examples of good and bad interviews and much more.
For students only
UW Oshkosh alumnus Clifford A. Christl and his family established a scholarsip for Green Bay East High School gradutes who are obtaining a degree from the College of Letters and Sciences at UW Oshkosh. A strong preference will be given to applicants who are planning to major in journalism and are the first family member to attend college.
Applications are available in the Green Bay East High School guidance office and will be accepted Feb. 1 through March 15.
The scholarship was created to honor Christl's father and grandfather. Christl graduated from UW Oshkosh in 1970 and went on to become an award-winning sportswriter. In 2009 he received a UW Oshkosh Distinguished Alumni Award.
High school students eligible for "Free Spirit" scholarships
The Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference program annually awards $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism and who demonstrate qualities of “free spirit.”
The deadline is in October for the following school year. For more information and an application form, go to http://www.freedomforum.org/freespirit/
Indiana University offers Summer 2014 High School Journalism Institute
Learn new skills or sharpen old ones at one of two summer workshops offered on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Student Skills Workshop is offered from July 7-11 and July 13-17, while Student Expereince Workshop is offered July 13-17. To learn more, go to journalism.indiana.edu/hsji.org
For advisers only
Next 26 challenges high school advisers to strengthen j programs
A website, theNext26.com, aims to strengthen journalism programs through sharing in just 26 days, weeks, hours or minutes at a time. The site is filled with tips and insights to help you improve your high school program, such as t
Apply for National High School Journalism Teacher awards
Are you brimming with strategies for the current state of scholastic journalism? If you answered yes, you might want to apply for the National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year.
The benefits are considerable: speaking engagements, travel, a newsroom laptop computer, free subscriptions, free media seminars and scholarships for students of the five highest ranking teachers in the competition. The postmark deadline is July 1. Click for the application form.
Indiana University offers journalism adviser workshops
Indiana University offers high school journalism teacher and adviser workshops each summer. Topics to be covered in 2014 include supervision of student media on June 23-27; independent study for journalism educators on June 23-25; staff retreat on June 7-11; and practicum on July 7-11 or July 13-17. For more information: http://journalism.indiana.edu/hsji