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Board of Directors

NSPA’s board of directors is comprised of at least six members, including three representatives of the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and others active with NSPA, ACP and MHSPA. The board appoints directors as needed.

Who are we?

National Scholastic Press Association, with more than 1,350 members, is a national community of student journalists and scholastic journalism advisers.

What does NSPA do?

NSPA advances journalism and media as a vital cultural force by connecting advisers, students and professionals through national events and competitions and by creating and curating content that:

  • enhances professional development.
  • defines global standards and ethical practices.
  • inspires journalism and media students and the public.
  • establishes criteria for journalism education that meets the needs of the profession.
  • makes powerful tools and resources available and accessible.
  • celebrates and enhances the value of journalism.

Membership benefits

Join NSPA today to access exclusive membership benefits and show your support of student media.

NSPA’s mission

National Scholastic Press Association, based and incorporated in Minnesota as a non-profit educational association, provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries.

NSPA has three divisions:
National Scholastic Press Association
Associated Collegiate Press
Minnesota High School Press Association

The NSPA division offers memberships for high school, junior high and middle school student media.

The ACP division offers memberships for college, university and professional and technical school student media.

The MHSPA division offers memberships to Minnesota high school, junior high and middle school student media.

For all divisions, memberships are open to all student media at public and private schools at an annual membership fee.

Each division provides journalism education training programs, publishes journalism education materials, provides media critique and recognition programs for members, provides information on developments in journalism and student media and provides a forum for members to communicate with others and share their work. Through these activities, the associations promote the standards and ethics of good journalism as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast and electronic media in the United States. They also endorse and advocate free expression rights for student media.

All divisions cooperate with other student media associations and other non-student groups and businesses that share its mission to educate and recognize the work of student journalists, to improve the quality of student media and to foster careers in media.

Contact us

National Scholastic Press Association
2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 720
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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