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Conference Information

The conference will feature multimedia journalism sessions presented by media professionals. Each session is designed to elevate your multimedia journalism, graphic design, photography and marketing/public relations/advertising skills.

NOTE: We are no longer able to accept credit card payments for competition entries so advisers will need to submit a check via mail.

Program Track Descriptions

Session One


Creating great photos for your yearbook or newspaper. Presented by Timothy R. Gleason, Advertising, Multimedia & Public Relations (AMP) Faculty.


Learn the skills to conduct a great interview. Presented by Vincent Filak, Advertising, Multimedia & Public Relations (AMP) Faculty.

Session Two

Social Media

Learn how to promote your publications on social media. Presented by Kristine M. Nicolini, Advertising, Multimedia & Public Relations (AMP) Faculty.


Yearbook Themes

Come up with distinctive themes for your yearbook. Presented by Amy Karoses, Oshkosh West High School Yearbook Adviser (The Notebook); Sara Klein, Oshkosh West High School Yearbook Adviser (Reflections); and Benjamin Birkinbine, Advertising, Multimedia & Public Relations (AMP) Faculty.




Students will be given instructions by session leaders to generate content. Students will break out into groups to complete your project.

Three to four NEWSPA board member volunteers will be in each session to help facilitate the workshops.

Tour of Campus

While projects are being critiqued by the judges, students will take a 30-minute tour of campus.

Critiques of Projects from Workshops

Students will receive feedback from their workshop projects. Awards will be given for BEST OF CONFERENCE during the award ceremony.

Awards Ceremony

Large schools and Medium & Small schools will break out for the awarding of certificates for individual entries in yearbook and newspaper competition along with publication awards. 

Enter the Newspaper Competition

Enter your student’s work into the NEWSPA newspaper competition. Each submission will be judged by media professionals and advisers will receive scores and detailed feedback to improve their school’s publications. Schools must be a NEWSPA member to participate in the competition.

Submissions can be entered into five categories within the competition:

  1. Writing
  2. Design
  3. Photography
  4. Student-developed Website
  5. Publication* (print and online)