Convention Program Available for Download

JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention Fall 2017 Program – Dallas (PDF)

PDF of the program for the Fall National High School Journalism Convention is available for download. The program includes details on all convention activities, including session listings/descriptions, awards, speaker biographies, hotel maps, special events, keynote speakers, convention officials, sponsors and more.

A mobile and web version of the program will also be available via EventMobi. A link to that program will be posted on this website.

A printed version of the program will be available for pickup during registration at the convention. Because of last-minute additions, cancellations or changes, please be sure to pick up your copy of “Convention Update” at the registration desk during the convention.

No pre-registration is required for individual breakout sessions except for Thursday pre-convention workshops. Seating in each meeting room is limited, and convention officials encourage advisers and students to choose alternate sessions in the event a meeting room fills quickly. Sessions are 50 minutes long, unless otherwise noted, with 10-minute breaks between sessions. All sessions will be at the Hyatt Regency Dallas unless otherwise specified.

Keynote speaker announced

Erin Grace Trieb

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16

Erin Grace Trieb earned a bachelor’s of science in photography from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2004, and began her career photographing in Israel and the Palestinian territories and freelancing for newspapers in Texas. Since 2007 she has worked professionally as a freelance photojournalist and an editorial and documentary photographer.

Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Trieb works for a variety of clients including The New York Times, ESPN Magazine, Rolling Stone,, Newsweek, TIME Magazine and Harper’s. Her work has received international recognition and awards from World Press Photo, Pictures Of The Year International, The Art Director’s Club, American Photography, The Magenta Foundation and the FotoVisura Foundation. In 2011 she founded The Homecoming Project – an awareness campaign highlighting the effects of trauma from war on the U.S. military – which has been shown in over 50 exhibition platforms worldwide. In 2014, at age 32, Trieb received the distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater.