at the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute summer workshop at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Photo by Bradley Wilson

High School Journalist of the Year applications now open

Senior high school journalists are now encouraged to begin preparing their portfolios for the 2017 North Carolina High School Journalist of the Year scholarship competition. The winner will receive a $3,000 scholarship, and the two alternates will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The deadline is Feb. 15. To learn more, go to the For Students section of our website.

The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) serves scholastic journalism and works for its advancement. Member schools include middle and high schools from across the state.

Donate to NCSMA

N.C. Scholastic Media Association is celebrating 75 years of service to high school journalism.

To commemorate the milestone, we are accepting unrestricted donations that can be used for need-based workshop scholarships, technology grants, substitute teacher pay (allowing journalism teachers to accompany students to workshops), workshop travel stipends and on and on. You may give your gift in honor of or in memory of your high school journalism teacher.

Please join us in supporting North Carolina high school journalists and high school journalism teachers.

The link to give online is here:

Thank you for your support of journalism education.


Advanced standards and scholastic journalism

N.C. Scholastic Media Advisers Association members have prepared this presentation illustrating how easily advanced standards may be applied to high school journalism classes.

Honors Journalism course materials

Thinking of developing an honors journalism course? Take advantage of North Carolina curricular materials collected for you here.