On-site critiques

9 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday

Both beginning and experienced advisers and staffs can benefit from the on-site critique. Staff members and advisers will sit down with an experienced adviser or professional journalist and go over the school’s most recent publications or broadcasts. This one-on-one opportunity allows staffs to ask questions and get clarifications as needed. Each critique will last 30 minutes.

NEW THIS YEAR! Individual critiques: Planning to apply for Student Journalist of the Year? Working on a portfolio for college? We invite you to request an individual critique, a 30-minute sit-down to review your portfolio.

Preregistration is required for all media for the purpose of scheduling judges and times. To request a critique, complete and mail this form OR fill out the form at the following link by Oct. 15.

Register online: bit.ly/OrlandoCritique

The Orlando critiques team will match publications with reviewers and schedule a time based on your preference. Do not send your publication with registration — once you register we will connect you with a reviewer to make arrangements for exchanging materials and, if necessary, rescheduling appointments.

Registrants should check the schedule before 8 a.m. Friday to verify appointments.

Schools scheduled for critiques should bring up to three different issues of newspapers/magazines, or the most recent literary magazine or yearbook. Some staffs also choose to bring mock-ups of the current yearbook. For broadcast critiques, consider a thumb drive or DVD. For online critiques, exchange a URL ahead of time.

For individual critiques, provide a portfolio to the reviewer prior to convention.

Do not send payment for on-site critiques to NSPA or JEA.

Questions? nhsjccritiques@gmail.com