Consultations

Get some expert advice on a specific topic

When you need face-to-face insight and advice, an NSPA consultation will pair you with the best in student media to help your editors in real time.

It is not a critique, which includes comments, scoring and a rating. But with a consultation, you invite an NSPA-designated expert to address a specific topic of your choice. We’ll use a virtual meeting platform to connect you and your staff with talented professionals, award-winning advisers and experienced educators.

They will spend up to 1 hour on a specific topic, such as these:

Writing  •  Photography •  Copy editing  •  Design
Editorial leadership  •  Staff management
Social media  •  Video production  •  Podcasts/audio production
Advertising/marketing
Yearbook theme development

The cost per consultation is $99, and you can purchase a consultation session in the online store. Your consultant will contact you within two weeks to schedule when your session. The consultant will arrange for the session to be recorded for NSPA, and a private link will be provided to you to share with your students.

Please contact us if you have questions about the consultation service.

Once you’ve purchased the consultation, complete fill out this form so NSPA can assign a consultant to your staff.

NSPA critiques

An NSPA consultation focuses on a specific topic of your choice. But an NSPA critique assists your overall publication with common-sense feedback, and hundreds of publications have benefited from our critiques. Get more information on critiques here.