The Wayland Student Press Network (WSPN) is the online student media network of Wayland High School in Wayland, MA. Content of WSPN has always been published first and exclusively on the Web, focusing on visual communication and interaction with the viewers.
Founded in 2007, WSPN was created with the purpose of raising awareness of school activities and connecting different parts of the community in a central location.
WSPN functions as an accessible, student-run, open public forum. Content is entirely student produced and the site is updated daily. Our mandate is to serve Wayland High School and the greater Wayland area with news that is compelling and unbiased.
Stories are to be published in a variety of reporting formats and on a number of popular digital publishing platforms. WSPN will attempt to continue to advance and innovate journalism in the digital age.
WSPN now utilizes a customized professional template for its site design. After much debate we decided that content is in-fact king, and that we would be re-focusing our mission from providing an incredible student-designed site, to providing higher caliber content.
WSPN is the winner of numerous national and international awards which are given to top high school and college publications in the nation. After winning the NSPAs Pacemaker Award in its first year, WSPN has continued to garner attention from various media specialists and attain awards from different press associations.
Due to its success, WSPN has been able to bring a new journalism course to Wayland High School. Currently, WSPN staff members include journalism students as well as many others from the school community.
WSPN receives financial support through advertising, grants, and sponsorship from generous viewers.