Fall Newsletter 2021

COVID-19 a localizing contest focus

When you show how issues that affect people in your state, your country or around the world affect people in your own school community, that’s localizing. Again this fall, a special focus of the contest will be on how COVID-19 has had an impact on members of school communities that scholastic journalists cover. In addition to COVID-19 coverage, localized reporting on other newsworthy issues is also welcome.

Submissions can be artwork, blogs, charts, columns, diagrams, documentaries, editorials, essays, fiction, news or feature stories, podcasts, single photos or photo illustrations, photo essays, poetry, PSAs, special pages, special sections, slide shows or spreads.

Free virtual site visits available to members

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

Topics for these visits can be advertising and managing the business side, news, features, sports or opinion coverage, and staff motivation and organization. To arrange for a virtual site visit, contact NESPA’s executive director, Helen F. Smith at phsmith@igc.org.

NESPA 2022 dates and deadlines to note

Friday, Jan. 7:

COVID-19/localizing contest entries due. Nominations for the Robert Baram Award and other individual entries also due.

Friday, April 8:

Annual publications and productions deadline for all but yearbooks. Details in the next newsletter.

Friday, May 6:

New England Scholastic Press Association’s annual conference.

Friday, June 10:

Yearbook contest deadline.

Monday, June 27-Wednesday, June 29:

Workshop on How to Advise a Scholastic News Publication. For information on joining NESPA and entering contests, please download the Fall, 2021 edition of NESPA News on this site.

Reminder: MEMBERSHIP BY THE SCHOOL Membership fee is $50 for each school entering publication and/or broadcast units.