• National High School Journalism Convention

    JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention
    Presented virtually Nov. 19-21, 2020

    The National High School Journalism Convention is a twice-yearly gathering of high school journalists and advisers sponsored by National Scholastic Press Association and its partner, the Journalism Education Association.

    The associations prepare nearly 400 practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups.

    Other convention activities include an exhibit hall with vendors who offer services and solutions to student media, NSPA’s Best of Show contest, JEA’s National Student Media Contests, receptions, awards convocations, critiques, career roundtables and evening entertainment. Breakout sessions for students from all media types — newspaper, online, broadcast, yearbook and magazine — are planned to meet the publishing and broadcasting needs of all scholastic student media. Some are specifically for advisers, administrators or middle school students.

    Whether it’s ethics and law, technology and design, advertising and business operations, photography and art or just the basics of news writing and reporting, this convention covers the bases. With typical fall attendance of more than 5,000 and spring attendance of more than 3,500 delegates, the JEA/NSPA convention has become the place to seek solutions to the most challenging publishing and broadcasting problems, share and celebrate success stories, see what’s new in the media marketplace, discover trends and network with students and advisers from throughout the United States.

    Upcoming JEA/NSPA conventions

    • April 8-10, 2021, Sheraton, Seattle (Room rate: $249 single/double, $259 triple/quad)
    • Nov. 11-14, 2021, Marriott, Philadelphia (Room rate: $219)
    • April 7-9, 2022, Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles (Room rate: $249)
    • Nov. 10-13, 2022, Grand Marriott, St. Louis (Room rate: $214)
    • April 20-22, 2023, Hilton Union Square, San Francisco (Room rate: $259 single/double, $279 triple/quad)
    • Nov. 2-5, 2023, Sheraton, Boston (Room rate: $249 single/double, $274 triple/quad)
    • April 4-6, 2024, Sheraton-Westin, Kansas City (Room rate: $236)
    • Nov. 14-17, 2024, Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. (Room rate: $219)
    • Spring 2025 TBD
    • Nov. 13-16, 2025, Gaylord Opryland, Nashville (Room rate: $239)
    • Spring 2026 TBD
    • Nov. 19-22, 2026, Marriott World Center, Orlando (Room rate: $167)
    • April 16-18, 2027, Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles (Room rate: $249)
    • Nov. 19-22, 2027, Sheraton, Boston (Room rate: $259 single/double, $284 triple/quad)
  • Gloria Shields/NSPA Media Workshop

    Gloria Shields/NSPA Media Workshop
    June 28-July 1, 2021, with bonus classes June 27

    We’ve built affordability and flexibility into this year’s virtual workshop. Whether you’re part of a group or flying solo, you can pick the approach to match situation, your staff and your schedule.

    Our 2020 instructional tracks:
    Newspaper: Boot Camp
    Newspaper: Editors
    Online Publications
    Photo: Advanced
    Photo: Beginning to Intermediate
    Publication Design
    Publication Writing
    Yearbook: Beginning
    Yearbook: Theme Development

    As registration expands, classes may divide into varying skill levels.