To mark NCSMA’s 75th anniversary, we have established a fund that will allow us to offer such things as travel grants and substitute teacher pay, ensuring better access to our workshops and events.
NCSMI is a staple in the state association’s history. Started in 1936, before the establishment of the association even, the Institute has grown and evolved in the past over 75 years.
North Carolina College Media Association formed in December 2007. Its first conference in April 2008 marked the launch of the college media association, based in the N.C. Scholastic Media Association offices.
Student media has been a renowned presence in the state for decades — even before the establishment of the state media association.
And throughout NCSMA’s history, many NC student media publications have been awarded Pacemaker awards — including newspapers, yearbooks and literary magazines.
Since starting the Gold Crown Awards in 1982, North Carolina publications have been ranked among the best in the national Columbia Scholastic Press Association contest.
The Journalism Education Fellowship Program provides opportunities for journalism teachers to enroll in a one-week, short-term summer course with tuition funding provided by NCSMA.
The newest addition to NCSMA’s array of services is sponsoring the Carolina Sports Journalism Camp.
NCSMA fall regional workshops reach thousands of interested high school media students and advisers. State student and adviser officers, elected by NCSMA members each year, plan workshops in the regions of North Carolina.
Since 1994, the official Institute newspaper allows students to gain hands-on experience reporting and producing a paper on a tight three-day deadline.
Each year, NCSMA elects six students to its student board to plan the summer Institute.
NCSMA Advisers Association provides a space for advisers to create a network of other student media teachers in the state.
In 2012, the N.C. Scholastic Media Advisers Association compiled a guide for teachers and administrators interested in offering an honors journalism course at their school.
In 2012, NCSMA was instrumental in bringing the Hazelwood Symposium to UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.
Former student journalists use the skills they learned through their experience at NCSMA in their current jobs.
Award established by the NCSMAA Executive Committee to honor those who have made significant contributions to scholastic journalism in the state.
Each year, North Carolina student submit hand-crafted portfolios to be considered for the N.C. Student Journalist of the Year scholarships, funded by the N.C. Press Foundation.
Meet Jan Yopp, the current UNC Summer School dean who served as NCSMA director from 1979-1981.
Before moving to Carroll Hall, UNC’s journalism school was based here — and so was NCSMA.
From the first workshop to The Rush newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel has been an integral force in the N.C. Scholastic Media Association‘s history.
David Stick became the director of the NC Scholastic Press Institute when he was a first-year at UNC.
As editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel in 1936, Smith worked closely alongside Stuart Rabb to create and carry out the first North Carolina Scholastic Press Institute.