Important Links

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Digital Literacy Training Videos -- Exclusive to GSPA members, these series of videos was developed by Poynter instructor and Grady College photojournalism lecturer Mark Johnson:

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The Journalism Education Association is the only national organization exclusively for journalism advisers. Membership allows your staff to participate in national JEA conventions and awards, and allows you access to curriculum resources and a 10% discount in the JEA Bookstore, featuring textbooks designed specifically for high school journalism classes. provides digital resources helpful for broadcast programs and publication websites. Updated daily, the website is an initiative of the Journalism Education Association. is the youth journalism initiative of the American Society of News Editors. Lesson plans, teaching tips and training opportunities are available to advisers for free!

Dow Jones News Fund is a national foundation supported by Dow Jones & Company and others within the industry. The fund offers several opportunities for scholastic journalism grants, workshops and posts jobs and teacher resources on its website.

The Student Press Law Center is the authority on scholastic censorship. The website provides lesson plans and powerpoints on media law, news stories on high school and collegiate censorship, and offers personal assistance for questions regarding censorship and prior review.

The Southern Interscholastic Press Association is the regional press association for Georgia high schools. The organization holds several competitions and an inexpensive annual conference every spring at The University of South Carolina.

Is your publication ready for the next level of competition? Then it's time to join the National Scholastic Press Association. In partnership with JEA, NSPA hosts a national scholastic journalism convention every spring and fall. Most notably, NSPA is home of the prestigious Pacemaker, the highest honor in high school journalism.

Quill and Scroll is the international honor society for scholastic journalists. With membership levels for both students and schools, Quill and Scroll offers critique services and journalism graduation cords.

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association is an international student press association that provides critique services, competitions and an annual conference in New York.