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2022 NEWSPA Multimedia Journalism Conference

Watch the 2022 Keynote Panel Conference Presentation


Hybrid Conference Information

The 2022 NEWSPA hybrid conference experience will feature over 30 multimedia journalism sessions presented by media professionals. Conference attendees will have the option to access pre-recorded video sessions, attend select conference sessions at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh or both. Each session is designed to elevate your multimedia journalism, graphic design, photography and marketing/public relations/advertising skills to the next level.


Conference Format Options

  1. Virtual Experience: Access over 30+ online pre-recorded video sessions from media professionals on a variety of multimedia journalism topics.
  2. Live Experience: Attend sessions in-person on Wednesday, April 13 at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. – Registration is now closed for the live experience.
  3. Full Conference Experience: Access online pre-recorded video sessions and join us for a dynamic educational experience on April 13 at UWO!

Please note live and full conference experiences may be modified  or cancelled based on COVID protocols at the time of the event. 


Registration Information

    • There is no cost to attend the conference but all schools must register using the conference registration form.
    • Schools registering for the in-person conference sessions on April 13 must register by February 28.

Program Track Descriptions

AMP Up Your Writing Game

Multimedia Journalism

This playlist focuses on topics designed to improve your writing skills including writing strong headlines, covering sporting events, and exploring investigative journalism.


Creating a memorable yearbook that captures your school’s unique story takes creativity, talent and a diverse set of skills. This playlist helps you accomplish this goal by sharing insights into the yearbook creation process, offering adviser advice on how to support and inspire your yearbook team and exploring yearbook tools and best practices.

Get More Eyes on Your Graphic Design and Photography

Let your creativity flow and come explore the world of photography & graphic design. This playlist is for those who want to learn about photoshop, visual design, photography and more!

Promote Your Publications

Want to build a communication plan to help drive school newspaper readership and yearbook purchases? Come join us as we learn how to grow your brand, build demand for your content and increase your online audience. This playlist offers sessions designed to help you use social media, audience engagement and content creation strategies to take your publications to the next level.

Explore Creative Careers and Adviser Sessions

Explore Creative Careers

The creative world is infinite – anything is possible when you have a goal in mind. Join us as we hear about the lives of those who chose non-traditional careers in the creative field, as well as the opportunities that can unfold within it. From becoming a music writer to creating award-winning podcasts in college, we have gathered some amazing stories and tips to help you stay motivated.

Adviser Sessions

Being an adviser is a unique role that blends finding great talent and motivating students to produce amazing newspaper stories and yearbooks in a very unconventional year. Join these sessions to explore different resources, collaborate with other advisers and find out information on how to become a UW Oshkosh adjunct instructor at your high school.

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)