Newsletter Summer 2019

NESPA hosts 71st Annual Conference

Students and teachers from around the region attended 38 sessions at the New England Scholastic Press Association’s 71st Annual Conference at Boston University’s College of Communication Friday, May 3.

Thomas Fiedler, College of Communication’s dean, gave the keynote speech: “Why Journalism Matters.”

Among the other session topics were ethical considerations, applying lessons learned in high school to a career, covering the news for broadcast, sports journalism, what it’s like to study journalism in college, investigative reporting, data journalism, how to spot fake news, editorial writing, making online articles more engaging, and public policy, the media and the scholastic press.

Speakers included College of Communication faculty, journalism professionals from the New England region, and high school advisers and staff members.

The afternoon ended with a ceremony for All New England Awards in Scholastic Editing and Publishing along with a special award to a school administrator for his support of the scholastic press.

For Special Achievement Awards and Localizing Contest winners please see Vol. 24, No. 3 of NESPA News on this site.

Also in this newsletter posting are the 71 suggestions the Board of Judges has offered on how staffs can improve their work.