The American Society of News Editors’ Youth Journalism Initiative, schooljournalism.org, offers many resources for high school media advisers, including lesson plans and training modules for at no cost. Topics cover journalism fundamentals, such as news literacy and journalism ethics, and lessons for multimedia storytelling and design and data reporting. Visit schooljournalism.org to check out the toolbox.Read More
Now is the best time to renew your membership for the 2019-20 academic year in order to take advantage of the discounted early bird rate of $40. The membership fee for a second adviser from the same school is only $10. The early bird rate expires Aug. 31, 2019.Read More
Mark your calendars for the 2019 GSPA Fall Conference, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, at The Classic Center in downtown Athens, Georgia.
The new venue will better accommodate the growth in attendance and provide space for a keynote speaker and presentation of summer contest awards in front of all attendees. Furthermore, there will be a scheduled lunch break, which will give attendees the opportunity to explore some of the best local eateries in Athens.Read More
Register by May 3 for the Media and Leadership Academy June 16-21 in Athens, Georgia. Limited need-based scholarships are available, and the deadline to submit a scholarship application is April 30.Read More
The following is an article written by GSPA Student Advisory Board member Isabelle Manders. The story was published in the Marietta High School Accipiter Pitchfork in March, where she serves editor-in-chief.
The average age that kids are joining social media is 12.6, according to a Common Sense Media Census report. However, the age limit to join most social media platforms is 13.Read More
The 2019 Achievement Award recognized achievements ranging from successful, brand-new publications to outstanding high school leadership. Read more about the award recipients for Turnaround, Start-up, Freedom of the Press, Community Service, Administrators of the Year and First Year Adviser.Read More
GSPA will collaborate with Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism to host a FREE workshop for high school media advisers Monday, June 3, through Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The registration deadline is April 30.Read More
Check out this sports profile written by GSPA Student Advisory Board member Cassidy Hettesheimer. The story will be published in the Mill Creek High School Accipiter Yearbook, where she serves co-editor.Read More
Alyssa Freyman, Editor-in-Chief of The Bird Feed at South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia, has been named the 2019 Georgia Champion Journalist. The award recognizes the top high school senior journalist in the state. Valeria Garcia-Pozo, Senior Copy Editor at Clarke Central High School’s Odyssey Media Group, was the runner-up in the competition.Read More
Congratulations to the 2019 First Amendment Essay Contest winners!
First place- Natalie Schliekelman, Clarke Central High School; Second place- Isabelle Manders, Marietta High School; Third place- Katherine Haas, South Forsyth High SchoolRead More
The deadline for General Excellence and Individual Awards contest entries for broadcasts, newspapers, newsmagazines and news websites is 11:59 p.m. on March 4.
Nominations for Achievement Awards, which are open to all publications types, must also be received by 11:59 p.m. on March 4.Read More