Convention program available for download


JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention Spring 2017 Program – Seattle (PDF)

A PDF of the program for the Spring National High School Journalism Convention is available for download. The program includes details on all convention activities, including session listings/descriptions, awards, speaker biographies, hotel maps, special events, keynote speakers, convention officials, sponsors and more.

A mobile and web version of the program will also be available via Guidebook. A link to that program will be posted on this website.

A printed version of the program will be available for pickup during registration at the convention. Because of last-minute additions, cancellations or changes, please be sure to pick up your copy of “Convention Update” at the registration desk during the convention.

No pre-registration is required for individual breakout sessions except for Thursday pre-convention workshops. Seating in each meeting room is limited, and convention officials encourage advisers and students to choose alternate sessions in the event a meeting room fills quickly. Sessions are 50 minutes long, unless otherwise noted, with 10-minute breaks between sessions. All sessions will be at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel or Washington State Convention Center unless otherwise specified.

Your guide to visiting Seattle

The local committee has put together a guide to visiting Seattle for convention attendees. It has ideas for things to do with your students during non-convention hours. Download the guide here.



Registration booklet available for download

JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention Spring 2017 Registration Booklet – Seattle (PDF)

JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention Spring 2017 Registration Booklet – Seattle (PDF)

Download a PDF of the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention registration booklet, which outlines everything you need to know about registering for and attending the convention in Indianapolis.

Printed versions of the registration booklet should be hitting mailboxes of JEA and NSPA members within a few weeks.

Keynote speaker announced

Tim Harrower

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6

harrower mug 2016Tim Harrower has been an award-winning editor, designer and columnist at newspapers from New York (The Times-Union) to Portland (The Oregonian).  He became a journalist in the ’80s after his first career choice — rock ’n’ roll superlegend — fizzled out.

Harrower’s first book, “The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook,” has been a fixture in newsrooms and classrooms around the world, translated into Russian, Chinese and Polish. And his “Inside Reporting” is the most popular newswriting textbook in the country.

He currently hosts journalism workshops, consults on redesigns, dabbles in multimedia and composes music in his cottage deep in the Oregon woods.