NSPA updated its Model Code of Ethics to include a section on Generative AI in August 2023
It’s free for members and available for purchase in the NSPA store.
It was written by Randy G. Swikle, adviser at Johnsburg High School (Illinois) for more than 30 years, and its 2017 editor was Logan Aimone, former NSPA executive director, now at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.
2019 editors were Dow Tate, Shawnee Mission East High School, Overland Park, Kansas; Mitch Eden, Kirkwood High School, St. Louis, and NSPA Board of Directors; and Ron Johnson, NSPA/ACP communications director. Johnson edited the AI update.
NSPA celebrates the best of student journalism through its awards programs, including the Pacemakers, the top award in scholastic journalism.
You’ll find the Pacemakers, as well as Individual Award and Clips & Clicks winners, in our awards archive.
Sign up for a 30-minute consultation session, which will help you evaluate progress and give you constructive feedback on a chosen topic of interest by publication staff.
NSPA’s Pacemaker Master Classes are an instructional webinar series on specific topics, and NSPA’s Town Hall meetings are informational webinars.
Among them —
“Yearbook Pacemakers: The Best of the Best,” in which NSPA’s Gary Lundgren moderates a panel of our Pacemaker judges.
We celebrate a year’s worth of winners in our 28th annual competition annual, the Best of the High School Press.
It’s a showcase of the best of scholastic journalism — and a great resource for ideas and inspiration.
This membership benefit is mailed to members in early fall. It’s also available in the NSPA Store.
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs offer an online resource with projects, storytelling resources and tutorials to develop audio and video storytelling skills.
Curated by Mike Reilley for the Society of Professional Journalists, the Journalist’s Toolbox is a resource that’s regularly updated and consistently helpful for journalists at all levels.
In the Toolbox are updates specifically for high school media.
Follow Reilley’s updates at @journtoolbox.
The NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Stylebook on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Terminology complements your stylebook with terms that promote fair, accurate and inclusive coverage of LGBTQ+ people. A Spanish version is also included.
NSPA is proud to host exclusive resources from visual journalist Tim Harrower.
You’ll find helpful tutorials on story design and on objectivity and bias, as well as editable PDFs on package planning, the maestro planning concept and online-package planning.
Looking for a campaign photo? Have campaign photos to share? Check our Campaign 2020 Photo Exchange.
One of NSPA’s long-time allies, the Student Press Law Center is the go-to source for legal information and advice — and support when you need it most.
SPLC has helped literally thousands of student journalists and their advisers stand in the face of challenges to their First Amendment rights.
NSPA stands in support of collegiate journalists and their advisers, and here is our statement that outlines our continuing support.
Kathleen Neumeyer, the long-time adviser to the Harvard-Westlake Chronicle and an award-winning journalist, shares helpful insight in “Advising the Chronicle.” Her alumni now pursue a broad range of careers.
Regional student press organizations
Alabama Scholastic Press Association
Chippewa Valley School Press Association (Wisconsin)
Colorado High School Press Association
Empire State School Press Association (New York)
Florida Scholastic Press Association
Garden State Scholastic Press Association (New Jersey)
Indiana High School Press Association
Iowa High School Press Association
Interscholastic League Press Association (Texas)Journalism Education Association of Northern California
Journalism Educators of Minnesota
Kansas Scholastic Press Association
Kettle Moraine Press Association (Wisconsin, Illinois)
Louisiana Scholastic Press Association
Maryland/D.C. Scholastic Press Association
Michigan Interscholastic Press Association
Minnesota High School Press Association
Nebraska High School Press Association
North Carolina Scholastic Media Association
Northern Interscholastic Press Association (North Dakota)
Northwest Scholastic Press Association (Oregon)
Ohio Scholastic Media Association
Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association
Southern Interscholastic Press Association (South Carolina)
Accredited journalism schools
The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, evaluates professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities.
Of approximately 400-plus journalism and mass communication college programs, about a quarter of them are accredited.
National scholastic journalism organizations
CSPA is an international student press association uniting student journalists and faculty advisers at schools and colleges through educational conferences, idea exchanges and award programs.
The Dow Jones News Fund provides annual grants to more than 20 workshops for high school students at colleges around the country and recognizes and supports high school media advisers through its programs and publications as part of its mission to promote careers in journalism.
The Journalism Education Association is the largest scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers.
It provides training around the country at national conventions and institutes. It offers national certification for teaching high school journalism.
It publishes print and online resources on the latest trends in journalism education. It provides avenues for virtual discussion among teachers, as well as communities and mentoring to learn best practices.
It monitors and actively defends First Amendment and scholastic press rights issues across the country.
Quill and Scroll is an international honor society with the goals of encouraging excellence in high school journalism while also recognizing individual student academic and media achievements.
Professional journalism organizations
American Copy Editors Society
American Press Institute
American Society of Magazine Editors
American Society of Newspaper Editors
Asian American Journalists Association
Associated Press Managing Editors Association
Association for Alternative Newsweeklies
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Association for Women in Communication
Association of Opinion Journalists
Catholic Press Association
Indigenous Journalists Association
Inland Press Association
International Communication Association
Investigative Reporters and Editors
National Association of Black Journalists
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Association of Science Writers
National Communication Association
National Federation of Press Women
National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
National Newspaper Association
National Press Club
National Press Photographers Association
Newspaper Association of America
Organization of News Ombudsmen
Public Relations Society of America
Radio and Television Digital News Association
Society for News Design
Society of Environmental Journalists
Society of Professional Journalists