Lights! Camera! Action! And a lot of practical, real-world information that promotes better student journalism.
This year’s JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention is shaping up to be bigger and more comprehensive than ever. The Nov. 21-24 event in Washington, D.C., offers students a range of learning opportunities and chances to network with established professionals and student journalists from across the nation. This year’s timely theme? “Now more than ever, journalism matters.”
How to plan your day at JEA/NSPA
- Meet the pros! Schedule a free 20-minute, interactive, one-on-one, session with a Lifetouch photographer or graphic designer. Sessions will fill up fast – sign up now! This is a great opportunity to have your yearbook staff get their questions answered or discuss their career interests.
- The chance to mix and mingle with Lifetouch experts — and pick up free swag — at our creative services booth in the exhibit area. Ready to help will be skilled photographers and yearbook cover design specialists who will demonstrate and discuss the latest techniques live. Last year, attendees were so impressed with a cover design conceived on the spot that they adopted it for their own school yearbook.
Along with sponsoring keynote speaker JC Pohl’s two sessions, Lifetouch is leading several breakout sessions for student journalists of all kinds. This year’s highly relevant range of offerings includes:
- “Beyond the Book” with JC Pohl of Teen Truth, Thursday at 1:00 PM, Marriott Ballroom Foyer, sponsored by Lifetouch
- “Visual Storytelling” with Laura Schaub, CJE, Lifetouch Education Specialist, Commerce City, Colorado, Friday at 9:00 AM, Lincoln 3, Exhibition Level
- “Trends in Yearbook” with Laura Schaub, CJE, Lifetouch Education Specialist, Commerce City, Colorado, Friday at 10:00 AM, Lincoln 3, Exhibition Level
- “Just your Type” with Laura Schaub, CJE, Lifetouch Education Specialist, Commerce City, Colorado, Friday at 11:00 AM, Lincoln 3, Exhibition Level
- “Flash Photography Demystified” with Derek Schroeder, CJE, Lifetouch Photography and Yearbooks, Beaverton, Oregon, Friday at 1:00 PM, Washington 5, Exhibition level
- “Mental Health” with JC Pohl of Teen Truth, Friday at 2:00 PM, Exhibit Hall, sponsored by Lifetouch
- “Candid Event Photography: Telling the Story” with Jonathan Gurry, Lifetouch Photography and Yearbooks, Anchorage, Alaska, Saturday at 10:00 AM, Washington 3, Exhibition Level
- “The Exposure Triangle: There and Back” with Jonathan Gurry, Lifetouch Photography and Yearbooks, Anchorage, Alaska, Saturday at 11:00 AM, Washington 3, Exhibition Level
- “Secondary coverage is our GOALLLLLL!” with Casey Johnson of Lifetouch Photography and Yearbooks, Cedar Park, Texas and Lindsay Fulton of Lifetouch Photography and Yearbooks, Okemos, Michigan, Saturday at 1:00 PM, Delaware A, Lobby Level
To view all of the convention breakout sessions, view the convention program PDF here.
Prizes & Giveaways!
Win a trip to the Lifetouch Yearbook Adviser Workshop! One lucky adviser will win an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Adviser Workshop at the Shutterfly production facility in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Develop your yearbook skills and tour Shutterfly – where the yearbook printing magic happens! Stop by our booth at JEA/NSPA to enter the Adviser drawing.
Students can win a GoPro HERO8! Are you looking to enhance your yearbook photography program? This year we are giving away a GoPro HERO8 Black package to one lucky student at the convention. Stop by our booth at JEA/NSPA with your students to enter the student drawing.
What is JEA/NSPA?
Billed as the largest student journalism gathering in the country, the conference is co-sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association. Twice a year (in the spring and fall) it offers students and their advisers hundreds of professional learning sessions, including keynote addresses, presentations addressing real-life journalism issues and hands-on workshops. Other regular features include an exhibit hall, career roundtables and the culmination of an annual “Best of Show” student journalism competition. Keynote speaker this year is NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC show “Meet the Press” and host of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily.”
What are you waiting for?! Register for the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention here.