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2019 Fall Convention | Monday, Oct. 21

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union

We’re so happy that you could join us for the fall convention. Please share your thoughts about the event here.

Watch the live streams of the keynote by award-winning investigative reporter Lise Olsen and the awards ceremony.

Save the date for next year! Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at UNL.

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Register now for the Nebraska High School Press Association fall convention on Monday, Oct. 21!

The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 11. See forms below.

We’re excited to announce that our keynote speaker is Lise Olsen, an award-winning investigative reporter, formerly with the Houston Chronicle and now with the Texas Observer magazine. 

We’ll have a full day of all things scholastic media — print, online, broadcast and yearbook. More than 30 professionals and educators will share their expertise about writing, interviewing, editing, broadcasting, planning, team-building, social media, yearbook planning, design and production — and much more.

A tour of 10/11 TV studios will be offered Sunday night (Oct. 20) and a tour of NET studios will be offered Monday after the convention.

See complete fall convention schedule: NHSPA Program 10-11-19.

Information packets for presenters: PresentersPacket_2019

New this year are NHSPA Fall Convention T-shirts, which can be purchased from our online store that feature our theme: Real Journalism. Follow the link to the online store, where you have options of a red or gray T-shirt. We encourage you and your students to wear this shirt to Fall Convention. Also new this year, we’ve included NHSPA apparel for staff purchase. Once you’ve placed your order, you will see shipping options, including individual and group orders that can ship directly to your school.

The online store does close on Monday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. so be sure to place your orders early.

The schedule highlights:

Sunday, Oct. 20

Sunday evening tour of 10/11 TV station, 840 North 40th St., with opportunity to watch a live broadcast. Tour begins at 9 p.m. and ends around 10:30 p.m. (Please indicate on registration form if you plan to attend and how many you’ll have.)

Monday, Oct. 21

8-9 a.m., Registration, 2nd floor of Nebraska Union

9-10 a.m., Opening session (Keynote speaker and NHSPA awards)

10:15 to 11:30 a.m., Publication advisers meet

10:15-11:30 a.m., Morning breakout sessions

11:30-12:30, Lunch on your own

12:45-2 p.m., Afternoon breakout sessions

2 p.m., Convention ends

2:30-3:15 p.m., Tour of NET broadcasting facilities, 1800 North 33rd Street (Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to attend and how many you’ll have.)

The deadline for registration is Friday, Oct. 11. If possible, please send in your registration forms by the deadline regardless of whether or not you can include payment. We know some of you have difficulty getting payment arranged in a timely manner, and we’re more than happy to work with you on that. But getting a good handle on expected attendance greatly enhances our planning – so thanks for your cooperation. 

To register, please complete: 2019 NHSPA Registration

Mail to:

Cheri Oltman/NHSPA Convention Registrations
147 Andersen Hall, College of Journalism and Mass Communications
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0479

Parking information: Parking 2019

Hotel information: Sleep Inn and Suites, 2803 Folkways Blvd., is offering NHSPA a special room rate. Use this link to book or call 402-477-0645, option 2. Questions? Contact Carrie Kubesa at [email protected]

Questions? Email Michelle Hassler, NHSPA executive director, at [email protected] or call 402.472.7050.

Thanks so much to these co-sponsors and their generous support of the convention:

nbalogo             nebraskapressassociation


Past conventions

2018 program

2017 program

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