National Scholastic Press Association and Associated Collegiate Press
The National Scholastic Press Association, and its affiliate, the Associated Collegiate Press, are steadfast in a mission to serve student media and advisers, introduce new ideas and reinforce best practices, reward excellence, embrace diversity, and provide ample networking and partnership opportunities.
The 1,500-plus members of NSPA are middle and high school student news organizations, multi-media newspapers, yearbooks, broadcast, radio and other student media entities. http://studentpress.org/nspa/
The 1,000 members of ACP are college and university student news organizations, multi-media newspapers, yearbooks, broadcast, radio and other student media entities. http://studentpress.org/acp/
NSPA and ACP are the home of the Pacemakers, widely recognized as being the most prestigious award in scholastic and collegiate journalism.
NSPA, founded in 1921, is a 501c-3 journalism education organization incorporated in Minnesota and headquartered in Minneapolis.
Middle school, junior high school and high school student media in Minnesota are organized under the Minnesota High School Press Association division of NSPA. Memberships are open to all student media at public and private schools at an annual membership fee. http://studentpressblogs.org/mhspa/
NSPA, ACP and MHSPA provide journalism education training programs, publish journalism education materials, provide media critiques and recognition programs for members, are hubs for best practices and emerging technology and trends in student journalism, and provide a forum for members to communicate with others and share their work.
The organizations promote the standards and ethics of sound journalism and endorse and advocate free expression rights for student media.