Gloria Shields | NSPA Media Workshop in Dallas, Texas

The Gloria Shields/NSPA Media Workshop is scheduled for June 23-27, 2019, at its longtime location at the Addison Marriott Quorum near the Galleria in Dallas.

The workshop has educated high school journalists for 38 years and attracts approximately 600 students and 60 advisers from ten states. The workshop partnered with the National Scholastic Press Association in 2018.

“The Gloria Shields Workshop has a history of being a place where the best scholastic journalism schools in the country can come and be pushed to do superior work by the best workshop instructors in the country,” said Dow Tate, workshop director for approximately 20 years.

 The workshop registration fee is $125 per attendee and does not cover lodging or food. Advisers bringing 12 or more students will have the $125 workshop fee waived.  Students and advisers can also enroll in bonus classes which take place on Sunday from 6-9 p.m. for a separate $25 fee.

$104 per night room rate is offered at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum. 

Registration opens on March 1 on the workshop website:

Seniors attending the workshop and planning to further their journalism education at a college or university may apply for one of two $500 college scholarships announced at the workshop awards ceremony.

The workshop curriculum features 17 specialized courses for high school students working on online sites, newspapers and yearbooks. Each student will enroll in one course during the duration of the workshop:



Teacher’s Workshop



Publication Design

Beginning Adobe InDesign

Advanced Adobe InDesign



Beginner’s Boot Camp

Feature Writing

Specialized Writing

Editorial Leadership



Online Publishing

Beginning Video

Advanced Video








Beginner’s Boot Camp

Design and Concepts

Editorial Leadership


For information about the workshop, consult the workshop website or contact NSPA at 612.200.9254 or email

If you are attending the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention, drop by the Gloria Shields/NSPA Media Workshop table in the exhibit hall.

Kristy Cates