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Welcome to NEWSPA!

The Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association (NEWSPA) began in 1969 with a small group of college students traveling to local high schools, teaching students about journalism. Today, nearly 500 people participate annually in our spring conference that brings together media professionals and high school students and advisers for a day of sharing and learning. The annual conference is designed to teach students about the field of journalism through workshops, speakers and the ability to network with other schools and students.

Latest News

    • The Fall 2016 NEWSPA newsletter can now be downloaded. Learn about what’s planned for the 2017 conference, as well as recap the highlights of the 2016 conference.
    • The Wisconsin Association of School Boards is looking for a team of students to produce a video highlighting one of the largest education conventions in Wisconsin. Students would attend the State Education Convention in Milwaukee (Jan. 2017) and capture video and interview education leaders. Deadline to apply is Nov. 11. Learn more at https://www.wasbmemberservices.org/websites/convention/index.php?p=890
    • Save the date — The 2017 NEWSPA conference will be held Wednesday, April 26 at UW Oshkosh’s Alumni Welcome and Conference Center and Gruenhagen Conference Center.
    • Do you have students who can write in the “Pulitzer” tradition? Then have them enter our writing competition and possibly win cash prizes. You can download a PDF of the Pulitzer Curriculum Book and instructions here, or view the flipbook.

Did you know?

  • NEWSPA awards one $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who plans on majoring in Journalism. Preference is given to those who will attend UW Oshkosh. Learn more
  • NEWSPA sponsors adviser training sessions, yearbook and newspaper competitions and produces three newsletters a year. Learn more
  • NEWSPA has a variety of resources available to you such as lesson plans, Powerpoints and materials from conference speakers to help you teach about journalism topics. Learn more

Contact Us

Barb Benish, Executive Secretary
(920) 424-7145
(920) 424-7146
benish@uwosh.edu
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Mailing Address:
NEWSPA
Department of Journalism
UW Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8696