Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Jennifer McGill, executive director
234 Outlet Pointe Blvd., Suite A
Columbia, SC 29210-5667
Conference: Annually in August
Officers: Linda Steiner , president; Kyu Ho Youm , president elect, Paula Poindexter , vice president
Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)
Edmund J. Sullivan, executive director
Mail Code 5711
New York, NY 10027-6902
Members: Student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and online media in schools and colleges.
Deadlines: See website for deadline schedule.
Workshops, Conferences: All events take place at Columbia University in New York City
Critique Services: Annual Medalist critiques (written evaluation as part of regular memberships)
Media Awards: Gold Circle Awards (individual entries in 205 categories); Crown Awards program (overall publication recognition).
Personal Recognitions: Gold Key, James F. Paschal Award for State Scholastic Press Associations, Edmund J. Sullivan Award for Students, Joseph M. Murphy Award for Outstanding Service, Charles R. O’Malley Award for Excellence in Teaching
Columbia Scholastic Press Advisers Association (CSPAA)
Ray Westbrook St. Mark’s School of Texas
10600 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75219
National Headquarters: CSPA (see above)
Members: Advisers, journalism teachers, and former advisers in non-commercial work for student press
Workshops, Conferences: Annual meeting, Columbia University, New York; semiannual Executive Board meetings at March and November CSPA conventions, Columbia University, New York
Scholarships, Awards: James F. Paschal Award, Annual (March), for state press association directors
Other Services: Provides advisory committee for Honors and Awards for Paschal Award and for CSPA Gold Keys as well as committees on Judging Standards and Practices and New Technology
Officers: Ray Westbrook, president; Melissa Wantz, first vice president; Mike Simons, second vice president; Mary Kay Downes, past president
Dow Jones News Fund Inc. (DJNF)
Richard S. Holden, Executive Director
Linda Shockley, Deputy Director
P.O. Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
Free Publications: Adviser Update, The Journalist’s Road to Success: A Career and Scholarship Guide; In the Beginning: Reviving Scholastic Journalism, School by School; How to Run a Minority High School Journalism Workshop; La ruta al éxito del periodista: Una guía de carrera, Spanish-language journalism career guide
Awards: National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year program
To the Teacher of the Year — Travel and lodging for speaking engagements before academic, professional and scholastic media groups; per diem to the school district to cover substitute pay; laptop computer for the publication staff.
To students — $1,000 college scholarship to graduating senior at winning teacher’s school; four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors of Distinguished Advisers
Postmark Deadline: July 1
Other Services: Nationwide multicultural summer high school journalism workshops
National Workshops Writing and Photography competitions – four $1,000 college scholarships for the best writers and two $1,000 college scholarships for the best photographers
College Internships: Paid business reporting for minority sophomores and juniors; paid general news, sports and online copy editing for juniors, seniors and graduate students, $1,000 scholarships for those interns returning to school.
Journalism Education Association (JEA)
Kelly Furnas, Executive Director
Kansas State University
103 Kedzie Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1505
Toll Free: 1-866-532-5532
785-532-5532 or 785-532-7822
Members: Journalism teachers, publication advisers, libraries, and departments of journalism, media professionals, and college students.
Fees: Teacher/adviser, $55/year; associate, institution: $75/year; affiliate organization, $60; emeritus teacher/adviser, $30/year; college student, $25/year; lifetime teacher/adviser, $600
Publications: Communication: Journalism Education Today, 4 times/academic year; online Membership Directory; subscription to Student Press Law Center Report included in membership fee
Conventions: CLICK HERE
Workshops: CLICK HERE.
Scholarships: National High School Journalist of the Year (Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships), $5,000 first place; $2,000 to six runners-up, state winners’ portfolios due at JEA by March 15; Outreach Academy for advisers; convention registration fee waivers for multicultural students in convention area; $1,000 and $500 scholarships are awarded to the schools of H.L. Hall Yearbook Adviser of the Year and Distinguished Yearbook Advisers, Oct. 15 deadline; Future Journalism Teacher Scholarships, $1,000, Oct. 15 deadline (will change to March 1 in 2013).
Awards: Student Journalist Impact Award, $1,000, March 1 deadline; Cornerstone Award, $2,500, March 1 deadline; Aspiring Young Journalist Award, March 15 deadline; Carl Towley Award, Medal of Merit, Friend of Scholastic Journalism, Administrator of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, July 1 deadline; Rising Star Award, Teacher Inspiration Award and Diversity Award, Oct. 15 deadline; First Amendment Press Freedom Award, Dec. 1 deadline.
Critique Services: On-site critiques only at national conventions for newspaper, newsmagazine, yearbook, literary magazine, video
Contests: Write-off contests in 48 newspaper, yearbook, computer design, photography and broadcast categories; mail-in contest for junior high/middle school students
Other Services: Online materials for promoting Scholastic Journalism Week; national certification program; JEA member listserv; mentoring program; online bookstore
Officers: CLICK HERE
Members: Teachers and other language arts professionals
Publications: English Journal, monthly; Council Chronicle, bimonthly
Workshops, Conferences: Fall National Convention
Critique Services, Contests: Literary magazine competition, July 1 deadline; $25.
Other Services: Call 1-800-369-6283 for information on other NCTE programs and services; receive information available quickly on censorship tests, policy, etc.; strong program to involve people of color in all areas.
National Elementary Schools Press Association (NESPA)
Meredith Cummings, executive director
Mark Levin, managing director
Alabama Scholastic Press Association
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172
Members: Elementary and middle schools
Publications: NESPAper, Kids in Print how-to book, member directory
Critique Service: National rating and review program, elementary and middle school newspapers, $15 (members); $30 (non-members)
Awards: Special Commendation certifications for student journalists requested by adviser; Exceptional Product awards program
Other Services: Student articles for syndication
National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA)
Logan Aimone, executive director
2221 University Ave. SE, Suite 121
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Members: Students, student publications
Publication: Trends in High School Media, online
Conventions: CLICK HERE
Awards: Pacemaker awards, Story of the Year, Brasler Prize, Broadcast Story of the Year, Design of the Year, Picture of the Year, Editorial Cartooning Award
Scholarships: Journalism Honor Roll, Wikoff Scholarship for Editorial Leadership, H.L. Hall and Melinda Foys Fellowships for Yearbook Advisers
Critique Services: Critiques are part of full membership
Quill and Scroll Society (Q and S)
Vanessa Shelton, executive director
The University of Iowa
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
100 Adler Journalism Building, Room E346
Iowa City, IA 52242
Members: Students, teachers, schools
Publications: Quill & Scroll magazine, twice during school year; also available are journalism books, member and non-member charms, pins, awards and certificates
Scholarships: Edward J. Nell Memorial, George and Ophelia Gallup and Richard P. Johns scholarships for graduating seniors planning to major in journalism or communications (must be a national winner in either International Writing/Photography Contest or Yearbook Excellence Contest or Quill and Scroll member in order to apply), deadline May 15. Lester G. Benz Memorial Scholarship, for journalism teacher/adviser to upgrade journalism skills, deadline April 15.
Contests: International Writing, Photo Contest, Feb. 5 deadline; Yearbook Excellence Contest, Nov. 1 deadline;
Critique Services: News Media Evaluation Service, April 15 registration deadline; June 2 submission deadline of scorebook and papers.
Other Services: Scholastic journalism research
Members: Student journalists, advisers, scholastic press organizations and media professionals
Publications: Student Press Law Center Report, 3 times a year; Law of the Student Press; Legal Alert monthly for members during school year; other publications on student media law topics
Scholarships, Awards: Internships for law and journalism students; Courage in Student Journalism Awards co-sponsored with Center for Scholastic Journalism and NSPA, $500 plus travel expenses. June 8 deadline.
Other: Offers free help and information on any media law topic; evaluation or development of publication guidelines; speaking at journalism seminars and workshops; guidance during litigation.
New England Scholastic Press Association (NESPA)
Helen F. Smith, Executive Director
College of Communication
640 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Members: School publications and broadcast units
Publication: NESPA Newsletter, three times a year
Conferences: Spring conference, May; winter teachers’ professional development conference
Awards: Robert Baram Award, Special Achievement Awards
Critique Services: Newspaper, magazine, yearbook, TV and radio broadcasts
Contests: All-New England publications and productions; special fall contest
Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA)
Karen Flowers, Executive Director
University of South Carolina
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Columbia, SC 29208
Members: Publications, advisers and students
Publication: Accents, newsletter during school year, four times a year
Workshops: Carolina Journalism Institute (CJI), June; SIPA West (Texas) late August.
Convention: First weekend in March
Scholarships: Early February deadline. J. Grady Locklear Scholarship, C.E. Savedge Memorial Scholarship, C.E. Savedge Fellowships; Betty Morton and Sylvia Daughtry Teacher Scholarship; Elizabeth B. Dickey SIPA Scholarship; McClatchy Minority Scholarship
Awards: State Press Association awards for best SIPA newspapers, Scroggins Awards. Early February deadline for the following: Kay D. Phillips Administrator of the Year, Joseph W. Shoquist Freedom of the Press Award, Elizabeth B. Dickey Distinguished Service Awards
Contests: Mail-in writing contest, early December deadline, and carry-in contest for participants attending the spring convention
Critique Services: Evaluation services in broadcasting, literary magazine, newspaper and yearbook. Ratings for publications include Merit, Excellent, Superior and All Southern. All-Southern ratings vie for Scroggins Award, recognizing best in division. Results announced at March convention.
Officers: Mary Inglis, chair; vice chair, Amy Medlock -Greene ; Jenny Proctor, secretary; Christie Gold, past chair
Yankee Press Education Network (Yankee PEN)
Michael J. Vieira, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Bristol Community College
Fall River, MA 02720
508-678-2811 ext. 2186
Awards: Bill Mungo High School Journalist of the Year, $500
Kathy Reilly Mannix, Executive Director
1904 18th St. N.W., Unit B
Washington, DC 20009
Publications: Young DC, monthly newspaper written by and for teens in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area; will exchange with other student newspapers throughout the country