October - Risk Takers

Oct. 8 | 6 p.m., Introduction to Illustrator, Courtney Hanks, (Zoom/Facebook)

Oct. 15| 6 p.m., Q&A with Jillian Ramos, content creator for ABC, (Zoom)

Oct. 22| 6 p.m., How's it going? Adviser check-in with Callie Williams, (Zoom)


Oct. 26| Student Spotlight deadline (submission link)

Oct. 29| 6 p.m., Student Spotlight session

September - Back to School

Sept. 3 | 6 p.m., Classroom Culture/Team Building roundtable, Callie Williams, (recorded session)

Sept. 10| 7 p.m., New Adviser Support (recorded session)

Sept. 17| 5 p.m., David Furones, Miami Hurricanes Beat writer for the Sun Sentinel, Q&A (fspascholasticpress on Instagram)

Sept. 21 | Student Spotlight deadline (submission link)

Sept. 24 | 6 p.m., Student Spotlight

July/August - Scholastic Journalism During the Coronavirus

July 30 | 6 p.m., USF Professor Wayne Garcia

Virtual teaching tips (Zoom session) (PowerPt)

Aug. 6 | 6 p.m., Adviser Roundtable (recorded Session)

7 p.m., Student Roundtable 

Aug. 13 | 6 p.m., Ask a pro journalist anythingJonathan Borge, fmr editor at, Marie Claire & UM (recorded session)

Aug. 20  | Student Spotlight Session

Aug. 27  | 6 p.m., JEA, FSPA help session (recorded Session)

| 7 p.m., yearbook theme w/Courtney Hanks (Facebook)


Journalism Education Association

A variety of resources for JEA members ($65 per year) for classroom use across all publications. Lots of detailed lesson plans and handouts.

Student Television Network

Specific resources for broadcast teachers for classroom use. A wide range of video sessions and lesson plans for broadcast programs of all levels.

Poynter News University

Poynter (home to PolitiFact, MediaWise and others) is a great resource for any journalism program, and especially newspaper. After registering, advisers and students can find a number of free, self-paced courses covering a variety of writing and reporting topics.

Herff Jones 

Yearbook publishing company with organized units containing handouts and lessons mainly focused on yearbook, but applicable to any journalism program.


Yearbook publishing and photography company with adviser resource page of distance learning opportunities and a variety of other digital resources


Yearbook publishing company with new adviser resources and extensive collection of instructional podcasts



Advising 101| Sarah Bristow, Leonard's - Basic tools for yearbook advisers

More Together| Tina Cleavlin, Josten's Practical tips for getting your yearbook staff to work together.

Yearbook Staff Recruitment| Mallory Padgett, Leonard's - How to promote your yearbook program and recruit staff.

Making the Most of Journalism I| Susan McNulty, J.W. Mitchell High - Adviser tips on how to run a productive Journalism I class.

Plays Well with OthersMichael Malcom-Bjorklund, Columbia High How to build a harmonious communications environment.

21 Things to Do to PrepareSamantha Bott, Aledo High School (Texas) Even from home, you can still get ready for the 2021 yearbook

How to Set Staffers Up for Success| Bridgette Norris, William R. Boone High School - Tips for preparing a staff full of new students for a successful year.


It's All in the ApproachEmily Pyatt Arnold, Aledo High School (Texas) Take a step in the WRITE direction and learn good reporting skills.

InDesign Basics - Document Setup| Katie Turkleson, Lake Brantley High - A basic guide for getting started in InDesign.

How to Write a Review| Amelia Foster, Robinson High - Winning tips for writing reviews from a Best of the Best nominee.

The Art of Writing the Headline | Rick Brunson, UCF This session will uncover the mysteries of headline writing and show you how to tell and sell the story.


Essential Photography Habits| Hayes Davis, Leonard's - Photo tips for photographers with some prior experience

Spin the Wheel| Michael Malcom-Bjorklund, Columbia High - Color theory and trends for designers of all types.

Concept Development| Jeff Moffitt, Josten's - Ways to develop a theme for your yearbook which will tell the story of an entire year

Content-Driven Coverage | Mike Taylor and Sabrina Schmidt, Walsworth Let what's on your yearbook spread determine the layout. A guide for yearbook staffers taking design to the next level.


How to Host a Poetry Slam| Jordyn Dees, Steinbrenner High - How you can host a poetry slam and build a following at your school.

On Photography: Back in Black (and White)Kally Malcom, University of North Florida - Using the power of black and white photography in modern image-making.


Best of Best Photography Courtney Hanks, University High - Breaks down top photo entries in the 2020 Spring Digital contests

Best of Best Design Courtney Hanks, University High - Breaks down top photo entries in the 2020 Spring Digital contests

Best of the Best Broadcast Omar Delgado & Cristina Insua, CCNN Live - A look a the top broadcast entries for FSPA's Spring Digital contests.

Best of Best Theme Development | Sarah Tricano, Past FSPA President - Evaluates top entries in FSPA's Spring Digital Theme Package contest

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