The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association's Journalism Education Teacher Fellowship Program is open to North Carolina educators who teach journalism or advise student media. The program offers course credits for up to 10 teachers. NCSMA provides tuition, lodging and textbooks.
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.