Newsletter Spring 2021

Free virtual site visits available to NESPA members this spring

New England Scholastic Press Association’s Board of Directors will provide free, hour-long virtual individual site visits this spring to NESPA members at their request.

Among the topics

  • Advertising and managing the business side
  • Column and editorial writing
  • Conducting surveys to inform reporting
  • Covering the news for broadcast
  • Developing literary magazines
  • Design and redesign techniques
  • Editorial writing
  • Feature writing
  • Interview techniques
  • News writing
  • Opinion coverage and writing
  • School arts coverage
  • Special pages and special sections
  • Sports writing and editing
  • Staff motivation and organization.

To arrange for a virtual site visit, contact NESPA’s executive director, Helen F. Smith at or

We know that teachers are struggling right now with all the difficulties the ongoing pandemic has created. We want to provide as much support as possible without creating more stress.

If there is anything else NESPA can do—from creating presentations on other topics to providing time to confer—please let us know.

NESPA 2021 dates to note 

Friday, April 9: Annual publication and production contest deadline.

Friday, May 7: New England Scholastic Press Association’s annual spring conference has been cancelled. 

Friday, June 11: Yearbook contest deadline. Registration deadline for workshop for faculty on How to Advise a Scholastic News Publication.

Monday, June 21-Friday, June 25: Virtual workshop on How to Advise a Scholastic News Publication.

For information on joining NESPA and entering contests, please download the Spring, 2021 edition of NESPA News on this site.


Membership fee is $50 for each school entering publication and/or broadcast units.