It may be Spring Break for many Webster University students, but hundreds of area high school students and media professionals are gathering on the home campus in St. Louis today for the 2013 Sponsors of School Publications (SSP) Spring Conference.
The SSP (ssp-stl.org) is an association of junior and senior high school journalism advisers who meet for mutual support and education and to help improve scholastic journalism in the St. Louis area.
Webster University is host for the annual conference, offering venues and support for the daylong meeting.
The event attracts high school journalists from all over the St. Louis area. Area journalists and educators lead concurrent sessions on a range of topics, including careers in media, journalism trends and best practices, and what to expect in journalism school.
Three professors from Webster University’s School of Communications are leading sessions: Don Corrigan is discussing covering weather disasters while Mary Cox and Larry Baden will be covering five things students need to know about multimedia.