• National High School Journalism Convention


    JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention
    April 16-18, 2020  |  Gaylord Opryland  |  Nashville  |  Room rate: $219

    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 attendance of more than 4,000 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

    • CANCELED / April 16-18, 2020, Gaylord Opryland, Nashville (Room rate: $219)
    • Nov. 19-22, 2020, Marriott World Center, Orlando (Room rate: $155)
    • 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 29-July 2, 2020  |  Addison Marriott Quorum  |  Dallas

    Join us in Dallas this summer for the opportunity to sharpen and gain new skills in the areas of photography, graphic design, advertising, writing, leadership and more — with bonus classes on June 28, 2020. The workshop registration website opens in January 2020.

    NEWSPAPER: Feature Writing, Editorial Leadership, Specialized Writing, Design, Online Publishing, Boot Camp

    YEARBOOK: Design Concepts, Editorial Leadership, Boot Camp

    PHOTOJOURNALISM, VIDEO & GRAPHICS: Beginning InDesign, Advanced InDesign, Beginning Photo, Intermediate Photo, Advanced Photo, Beginning Video, Advanced Video