Skip to main content

North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) is a statewide organization and an arm of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that:

  • Promotes excellence in scholastic journalism through the education of its members.
  • Invites students and advisers to attend the N.C. Scholastic Media Summer Institute and any of our co-hosted fall regional workshops.
  • Encourages respect for freedom of the press and promotes professional growth of journalism teachers and advisers.
  • Serves scholastic journalism and works for its advancement in matters that affect journalism education in North Carolina.

As a member of the NCSMA Advisers Association, you will receive

  • Two issues of The Scoop newsletter and access to NCSMA Now e-newsletter
  • Opportunities for your students to enter yearly statewide contests
  • Access to publication and online news critique booklets and the annual Book of Firsts as a contest participant

NCSMAA membership is free for North Carolina high school and middle school journalism teachers and student media advisers who participate in NC Scholastic Media Association events, contests, workshops and fellowships – and free for those who register here: