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Conference Information

The conference will feature multimedia journalism sessions presented by media professionals. Each session is designed to elevate your multimedia journalism, graphic design, photography and marketing/public relations/advertising skills.

Watch the video on NEWSPA 2024 here!

Deadline for the newspaper contest is March 1, 2024.

Deadline for conference registration is April 1, 2024.


NOTE: We are no longer able to accept credit card payments for competition entries so advisers will need to submit a check via mail.

Program Track Descriptions

Session One -- 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.


Creating great photos for your yearbook or newspaper. Presented by Timothy R. Gleason, Advertising, Multimedia & Public Relations (AMP) Faculty.


Learn the skills to conduct a great interview. Presented by Vincent Filak, Advertising, Multimedia & Public Relations (AMP) Faculty.

Session Two -- 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Social Media

Learn how to promote your publications on social media. Presented by Kristine M. Nicolini, Advertising, Multimedia & Public Relations (AMP) Faculty.

First Amendment

Important issues surrounding the First Amendment. Presented by Ben Birkenbine, Advertising, Multimedia & Public Relations (AMP) Faculty.


Awards Ceremony -- 11 a.m. to noon

Large schools and Medium & Small schools will break out for the awarding of certificates for individual entries in yearbook and newspaper competition along with publication awards. 

Enter the Newspaper Competition

Enter your student’s work into the NEWSPA newspaper competition. Each submission will be judged by media professionals and advisers will receive scores and detailed feedback to improve their school’s publications. Schools must be a NEWSPA member to participate in the competition.

Submissions can be entered into five categories within the competition:

  1. Writing
  2. Design
  3. Photography
  4. Student-developed Website
  5. Publication* (print and online)