About Us

The Georgia Scholastic Press Association was organized in 1928 by the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia to promote the understanding and practice of journalism. Over the past 90 years, GSPA has evolved to encompass all forms of scholastic media, including broadcast, literary magazine, newsmagazine, newspaper and yearbook. GSPA's goal is to help publications progress by providing networking and skill development opportunities.

Interested in a GSPA 2019-20 membership? Fill out our online form!


  1. Membership is open to high and middle school- sponsored newspapers, news magazines, yearbooks, literary/creative magazines, broadcasts, and online media staffs.

  2. Membership is valid for the academic year (June 1-May 31).

  3. Schools with multiple publications will be able to save money by signing up for only one membership and paying an additional $10 for each added adviser.

  4. New and current members can join or renew their membership for a reduced price of $40 from June 1 until Aug. 31. After Aug. 31, the dues will increase to $50 until Nov. 1. After Nov. 1, dues will be $65.

  5. Please fill out membership form prior to sending payment. For membership form click here.

  6. Payment can either via check or credit.

Membership Services: 

  1. Members will have exclusive access to resources and publication archives in the "members only" section of the GSPA website.

  2. Members will receive the official association's e-newsletter semimonthly throughout the academic year. The Bulletin includes pertinent information regarding the happenings in the association and more resources for development.

  3. Members will have access to the GSPA listserv.

  4. Members will have the opportunity to attend the annual events (additional fees apply):

    • The Fall Conference Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.

    • Spring Workshop & Awards Ceremony Monday, April 13, 2020, at the UGA Georgia Center in Athens, Georgia.

    • Bi-annual Summer Adviser Workshop (NOTE: For 2020, a summer workshop is in the works to be hosted at Mercer University in Macon in early June.)

  5. Members are able to participate in various contests throughout the year.

  6. Members are able to participate in critique services during the fall conference and spring contest.

  7. Advisers can volunteer with the Advisory Board.

  8. Students can volunteer with the Student Advisory Board.

  9. Member schools can participate in GSPA social media takeovers to showcase their staffs.

  10. School visits

    • Members will be able to request and schedule visits with the director and special guests.

    • Members will be able to request and schedule visits in order to visit Grady College & UGA.

Interested in becoming a GSPA 2019-20 member? Fill out our online form!