Special Strands

Editorial Cartoon

2013 NSPA Editorial Cartoon First Place Winner Lauren Bertino, The Prowl, Coral Glades High School, Coral Springs, Florida

2013 NSPA Editorial Cartoon First Place Winner Lauren Bertino, The Prowl, Coral Glades High School, Coral Springs, Florida

They provide visual commentary. They awaken readers to current events, pursue issues, vent against actions and encourage dialogue. They are insightful and observant. These editorial cartoonists have won the Pulitzer Prize, the Berryman and Thomas Nast, and many other awards. Their work has been exhibited in galleries and published in media worldwide. One had his life threatened. They will share techniques and symbols, tell true stories and get you ready to try your hand.

SESSIONS

  • Editorial cartooning and other hazards, Steve Artley, Connection Newspapers
  • Graphic novels and comics belong in your class, Michael Cavna, The Washington Post
  • Editorial cartoon creation and syndication, Clay Jones, nationally self syndicated
  • From pen to pixel, Kevin Kallaugher (KAL), The Baltimore Sun, The Economist
  • Toonistan: a cartooning tool for noncartoonists, Nikahang Kowsar, Toonistan.com
  • Cartoons authorities don’t want you to see, Robert Russell, Cartoonists Rights Network, International
  • ‘Those damn pictures,’ Matt Wuerker, Politico

 

Sports Journalism

2013 NSPA Sports Action Picture of the Year Winner Briana Johnson, Spartan News Network, Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg, Florida

2013 NSPA Sports Action Picture of the Year Winner Briana Johnson, Spartan News Network, Lakewood High School, St. Petersburg, Florida

It’s not just about politics in D.C. From some of the highly recruited high school athletes to the rabid following of Washington Redskins fans, the nation’s capital is a hotbed of sports, and with that, a place for some of the nation’s best sportswriters. In our sports strand, get a close look at how to break into the field of sports journalism, how to cover those athletes in the spotlight, and how journalists cover sports in the 21st century. With speakers from The Washington Post, USA Today, ESPN and The Sporting News, these sessions will provide insight into sports journalism.

SESSIONS

  • Sports reporting in today’s world of journalism, John Keim, ESPN
  • Blog about sports without losing your mind or your morals, Dan Steinberg, The Washington Post
  • Soccer insider, Steven Goff, The Washington Post
  • Create surprising and compelling video for the Web, Brad Horn, The Washington Post
  • Journalism outside the classroom: school newspapers and beyond, Daniel Gallen and Rhiannon Walker, The Diamondback
  • Issue seminar: Featuring prominent student-athletes, Moderator, Kristen Berset, WUSA 9
  • Being a successful woman journalist in a male-dominated field, Christine Brennan, USA Today, ABC News, NPR and “NewsHour”

 

First Amendment

2013 NSPA News Picture of the Year Second Place Winner, Thomas Repasky, Communicator, Community High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2013 NSPA News Picture of the Year Second Place Winner, Thomas Repasky, Communicator, Community High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan

With experts explore student rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, essential principles and the responsibilities they require. Discuss rights within the school environment and public places, in print and online, for school assignments and personal expression. Because the spread of censorship issues seems to be on the move again, JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Committee and its members will share essential information for advisers and students as they continue to build their student media programs. In addition to these sessions, the Student Press Law Center, Mark Goodman and media teacher-advisers offer insight into keeping the First Amendment alive.

SESSIONS

  • Empower student voices for a free, just society, Charles Haynes, Newseum Institute
  • Media ethics: do’s, don’ts and dilemmas, Barbara Pearson, USA Today and Newseum
  • Headlines and Heresy: the free press and the civil rights movement, Jaclyn Jecha, Newseum
  • Equal Access Act: the most important federal law protecting students’ speech rights, Kim Colby, Christian Legal Society
  • Media portrayal of youthful offenders, Maryam Ahranjani, Washington College of Law Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project
  • Legal rights and responsibilities of student-journalists, Lucy Dalglish, University of Maryland
  • KKK marches, flag burning and the First Amendment, Teresa Keller, Emory and Henry College
  • Issue seminar: Covering religion
  • Issue seminar: Student media rights

 

Literary Magazine

Image from 2013 NSPA Magazine Pacemaker Winner The WORKS, Clayton (Missouri) High School.

Image from 2013 NSPA Magazine Pacemaker Winner The WORKS, Clayton (Missouri) High School

More than poems and short stories are collected to express this year’s student musings, concerns and insights. The literary-art magazine stores creative approaches, unforgettable images, original compositions and divergent voices. Whether featured speakers, political cartoonists in editorial cartoon sessions or experienced professionals such as the ones listed, literary-art magazine staffs will have many sessions from which to choose.

Sessions

  • Design: clean and simple, Maire McArdle, Bethesda Magazine
  • Getting interview subjects to open up, Barbara Matusow, Washingtonian Magazine and freelance writer
  • No guts, no glory, Susan Turner Jones, Sierra Canyon School, Chatsworth, California
  • Securing submissions and working with contributors, Susan McLain Sullivan, Oakton (Virginia) High School and freelance writer
  • Help students write and select powerful poetry, Joseph Ross and poet-students, Gonzaga Collegiate High School, Washington, D.C.
  • More than poems and short stories, Carol Lange, CJE, Reston, Virginia
  • Developing short fiction from the inside out, William Griffiths, Walter Johnson High School, Maryland