Register Now for the 2023 Summer Workshop for Advisers

The New England Scholastic Press Association invites you to a workshop Tuesday, June 27.


How to Advise a Scholastic News Publication

Sessions will include how to

  • keep a journalistic balance
  • teach the staff to cover the school and its community
  • teach the staff to write and edit news, features, sports and opinion along with 

  maintaining a lively forum for student opinion

  • maintain a good relationship with the principal, faculty and parents
  • use special pages, special sections and spreads as training vehicles 
  • plan, set goals and schedule copy flow for print and online
  • manage the business side
  • critique the publication.

There will be lectures, discussions and lab work. Sessions will be from 10-4 with an hour for lunch. 

Participants should send in news publications students have produced during the 2022-2023 academic year.

The fee is $100. NESPA provides PDPs to Massachusetts teachers.

Deadline for application is Friday, June 16.

Two experienced advisers, Helen Smith, president of the New England Scholastic Press Association, and Harry Proudfoot, the NESPA secretary, will be the lead teachers.  

For more information, please contact Helen Smith at [email protected].