Journalism Organizations Links
University of North Dakota (UND)
School of Communication (SComm)
To visit any of these professional journalism organizations and explore their resources, just click on the name to access the site of your choice. You will be leaving the NIPA web site to do this, so you may wish to bookmark this page to return to it, or use your browser's BACK button.
- Associated Collegiate Press
The Associated Collegiate Press is a division of the National Scholastic Press Association. It was first established as a distinct division in 1933 and is the largest and oldest membership organization for college student media in the U.S.
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) was founded in 1912 AEJMC is an international association of more than 3,300 journalism/mass communication faculty, students, administrators, and professionals.
- Columbia Scholastic Press Association
CSPA is international in scope, functioning as an educational press organization providing services to student newspapers, magazines, and yearbooks in schools and colleges. Owned and operated by Columbia University, CSPA serves 2,000 members.
- Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Inc.
Founded in 1958 by editors of The Wall Street Journal, the DJNF strives to improve the quality of journalism education and the pool of applicants for jobs in the newspaper business.
- Journalism Education Association
Supporting free and responsible scholastic journalism, JEA is the only independent national scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers. Founded in 1924, JEA supports free and responsible scholastic journalism and provides resources and educational opportunities for scholastic journalism students, teachers, and advisers.
- Native American Journalists Associaton
The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), based in Vermillion, SD, has a unique and challenging mission. Formed in 1984, NAJA serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures. Its primary goal is to improve communications among Native people and between Native Americans and the general public.
- National Elementary Schools Press Association
This organization is dedicated to helping elementary and middle schools start new and improve existing class and school newspapers. The association serves as a clearinghouse for schools interested in sharing information and newspapers with member schools from coast to coast.
- National Scholastic Press Association
NSPA was founded in 1921 to help students and teachers improve their publications, NSPA helps students "become better reporters, writers, editors, photographers, designers, desktop publishers, and advertising and business staffers." Competition opportunities, conferences, conventions, workshops, and more.
- North Dakota Newspaper Association
The North Dakota Newspaper Association was established in 1885. It serves all of North Dakota?s weekly and daily newspapers through lobbying, securement of advertising revenue, information, and other member services.
- Quill and Scroll
Organized in 1926 by a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication, charters have since been granted to more than 13,875 high schools in all 50 states and 41 foreign countries.
- Society of Professional Journalists
Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists is the nation?s largest and most broad-based journalism organization. It is a not-for-profit organization made up of 13,500 members dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism; stimulating high standards of ethical behavior; and perpetuating a free press.
- Student Press Law Center
Since 1974, the Student Press Law Center has been the nation?s only legal assistance agency devoted exclusively to educating high school and college journalists about the rights and responsibilities embodied in the First Amendment and supporting the student news media in their struggle to cover important issues free from censorship.
- Student and Professional Media Sourcebook
This wonderful list of organizations and resources is organized in useful categories and provided by ACP/NSPA. The lists contain web links, mailing and email addresses, phone and fax numbers.
Student Press Associations
Online Student Publications