News Associates headline sponsor for Student Publication Association National Conference 2022

News Associates is proud to once again be the headline sponsor of the Student Publication Association National Conference.

We’re big fans of student media here at News Associates and we’re delighted to play a part in celebrating the success of these up-and-coming journalists by being the headline sponsor for a second year in a row.

This year we’ll be judging and presenting the awards for best publication and best news coverage and delivering a workshop on breaking news at the prestigious Student Publication Association event at Sheffield University Students’ Union, April 8-10, 2022.

Liv Clarke with her award at the event in York in 2019 (📸 Edwin Barnes // @pray4edwin)

SPA chair Ruby Punt said: “News Associates is a fantastic company that offers resources that are helpful to many of our members. We’re really proud to continue working with them, especially on our first in-person conference in three years. We have an action-packed weekend lined up, with many inspirational speakers. This will be the first National Conference I have been part of planning and I hope that our members get a lot out of the weekend.”

Alice collecting her award at the last in-person event (📸 Edwin Barnes // @pray4edwin)

Jem Collins, trustee for the SPA, said: “We are thrilled to have News Associates back as our headline sponsor for 2022, where we’ll finally be back together in person. They’ve long been a supporter of the SPA and I’ve seen first-hand the amazing work they do. We can’t wait to have them at the conference.”

Jem and Aubrey will be presenting the awards again in 2022 (📸 Edwin Barnes // @pray4edwin)

News Associates editorial development manager Lucy Dyer said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the SPA National Conference again and extra pleased that the event is back in person! Student journalists deserve recognition for their hard work throughout their time at university. I meet lots of up-and-coming journalists and it will be nice to play a part in celebrating their successes in Sheffield.”

Get your tickets for SPANC22 here. See you all in Sheffield!

Featured image 📸 Edwin Barnes // @pray4edwin