Town hall: Beyond breaking news

ACP and NSPA to present 2nd free webinar:
Coverage beyond breaking news: It starts with a strategy”

If high demand fills this live webinar to capacity, we’ll post a link to the recording as soon as it’s available.


A webinar on how you and your staff can respond to breaking-news coverage —
and continue the coverage far beyond


3 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 9

For whom

Collegiate and high school journalists and their advisers

By whom

Four veteran advisers whose students have been on the front lines of covering breaking news in a variety of forms.

How to enroll

WATCH the April 9, 2020, webinar on breaking news.


No charge

All things breaking news will be the focus of the second national town hall webinar, at 3 p.m. CDT Thursday, April 9.

Associated Collegiate Press and National Scholastic Press Association invite all collegiate and high school journalists and their advisers to participate.

It’s the second in a series of Pacemaker Master Classes sponsored by ACP and NSPA, and it features four veteran advisers:

Elizabeth Smith, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California,
Chuck Clark, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 
Mark Witherspoon, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and
Ellen Austin, The Harker School, San Jose, California.

This town-hall webinar will include discussion of coverage/stories already published/aired, and it will look at story ideas and angles on coverage. It will conclude with a Q/A.

The new Pacemaker Master Class is a remote-learning series on coverage, trends and fundamentals across a spectrum of topics.

RELATED: Watch the April 9, 2020, webinar on breaking news.
RELATED: Watch the April 2, 2020, webinar on COVID-19 coverage.

Future master classes, to be offered for a nominal fee, will focus on the yearbook Pacemaker Award winners, on editorial leadership and on additional topics including trends and fundamentals.