NCSMA offers annual fellowships to N.C. high school journalism teachers to help them offset summer graduate course expenses. Designed to cover full tuition and lodging expenses for each teacher, the fellowships are application-based.
The program allows teachers to enroll in a one-week, short-term summer course with tuition funding provided by NCSMA. The 2017 course will be Teaching Design in the Secondary School.
To apply and learn more, please visit our website at ncsma.unc.edu/advisers.
The association’s roots extend back to 1936 when UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus newspaper began sponsoring the North Carolina Scholastic Press Institute. One of the leaders of that student-run operation was David Stick. In his archived papers at the Outer Banks History Museum, Stick describes organizing the annual workshops, as well as his summer jobs at North Carolina newspapers.
North Carolina’s high school press association was officially established in 1941 when it became a part of UNC’s journalism program. Professor Walter Spearman served as the first director, and he continued in that role for three decades.
Today, NCSMA continues to celebrate and to champion scholastic journalism through regional workshops, statewide media contests, the N.C. Scholastic Media Institute, the Carolina Sports Journalism Camp, the Graduate Journalism Education Fellowship and more.
Please join us in supporting North Carolina high school journalists and high school journalism teachers.