About the Northern Short Course

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The 36th Annual Northern Short Course (NSC) will be held March 2-4, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Fairfax in Fairfax, Va.

This three-day event is packed with more than two dozen workshops on a variety of topics relevant to professionals and students in the field of visual journalism.

Learn from and network with industry leaders, as they share their work and discuss what makes them successful.  Choose from a variety of workshops and lectures on topics such as business practices, multimedia, lighting, virtual reality, video storytelling and more.  Sign up for one-on-one portfolio reviews from top photo editors and photographers. Meet manufacturers and suppliers of photographic equipment, presenting the latest technology available.  You won’t find a more diverse conference – there’s something for everyone!

Save the date for the NSC Contest Awards and NPPA Annual Awards reception, Saturday March 4, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Fairfax following the conclusion of the 2017 Northern Short Course.

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2017NSC_SocMedia_LogoV1The Northern Short Course in Photojournalism was founded in 1981, by the Directors of Regions 1, 2 and 3 of the National Press Photographers Assn., as a joint educational program of those three regions. In 1986, the NPPA Board of Directors resolved that the NSC program be chartered and amended to be included in the Constitution and By-Laws under division XI, Special (Educational) Programs and Projects, as section H. The NSC operates in conjunction with, but separate from the NPPA, and is governed by its own Northern Short Course board of directors.