Journalism Education Association


JEA has created lesson plans — nearly 200 weeks worth — across 11 content areas, complete with classroom materials, learning outcomes, assessments and models.


JEA awards and contests offer members and their students a platform to showcase excellence and receive the recognition they deserve.


In partnership with the National Scholastic Press Association, JEA hosts two National High School Journalism Conventions each year. Join as many as 6,000 students and peers at our next event.

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JEA posts assistant director job opening

The Journalism Education Association has announced a job posting to hire an assistant director to start August 2020. The headquarters staff, which works at offices at Kansas State University, JEA’s[…]

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Agenda for Nov. 21, 2019 Board of Directors meeting

View/download the meeting packet here.   Agenda Journalism Education Association Board Meeting Nov. 21, 2019 • 8 a.m. McKinley, Mezzanine Level • Marriott Wardman Park I. Call to order —[…]

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Agenda for Nov. 22, 2019 general membership meeting

Agenda Journalism Education Association General Membership Meeting Nov. 22, 2019 • 8 a.m. Lincoln 2, Exhibition Level • Marriott Wardman Park • Washington, D.C. I. Call to order — Sarah[…]

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We educate teachers on how to educate students

Among JEA’s more than 2,800 members are journalism teachers and publications advisers, media professionals, press associations, adviser organizations, libraries, publishing companies, newspapers, radio stations and
departments of journalism.


Upcoming Deadlines

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Sept. 1, 2019

Deadline for CJE and MJE applications for testing in Washington, D.C.

Sept. 6, 2019

Winter C:JET ad and copy deadline

Sept. 15, 2019

First-time Convention Grant application deadline for Washington, D.C.

Oct. 15, 2019

Application deadline for H.L. Hall Yearbook Adviser of the Year

Oct. 23, 2019

Deadline for entering Washington, D.C., quiz bowl and media contests and downloading online entries

Oct. 30, 2019

Early-bird registration deadline for fall convention in Washington, D.C.

JEA programs you should know about

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CJE validates your credibility as a journalism teacher and recognizes your commitment to journalistic training. MJE recognizes teachers who demonstrate outstanding abilities and expertise in the journalism field through a
test and a written project.


JEA’s SPRC works to empower and educate students and advisers concerning legal and ethical issues. The Committee provides lesson plans, commentary and support through the Panic Button, and assists in New Voices legislation.


A JEA email distribution list is available to members, who may subscribe free upon request. It’s a useful tool for networking and getting insight from others who advise.


JEA’s curriculum offers hundreds of lessons in areas including writing, multimedia, design and law and ethics. Each lesson includes standards, learning objects, materials and assessment guides.

Join us in Washington, D.C.
Nov. 21-24, 2019

The National High School Journalism Convention is a semiannual gathering of high school journalists and advisers sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and its partner, the National Scholastic Press Association. The associations partner to prepare hundreds of practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups.


Join a national community of journalism advisers

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our members say:

JEA gave me footing when I was a fresh newspaper adviser, and it grew into a trusted friendship, a place I go to celebrate milestones, practice my journalistic craft, and make lifetime bonds with peers whom I rely on for support.
Come on in, there’s room for you, too!


Boise, Idaho

I love being a member of JEA because as an adviser of media, sometimes it’s like being on an island all by yourself at school. Networking with JEA, attending the Advisers Institute and conferences, being able to access
curriculum, and building
relationships have all helped me become a better adviser and educator.


Las Vegas, Nevada

Simply put, the best professional organization available for journalism educators. From the conventions to the curriculum to the listserv, there is no better source for information about teaching journalism. If you’re not a
member you’re doing
yourself, and your students, a disservice.


Wilmington, Delaware

Upcoming Events

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July 8-11, 2019

JEA Advisers Institute, Ace Hotel, New Orleans

Sept. 17, 2019

Constitution Day

Oct. 20-26, 2019

Free Speech Week

Nov. 21-24, 2019

JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Washington, D.C.


Need Help? You found it.

If you are a JEA member or students of a JEA member who need assistance concerning censorship issues, use the panic button below to generate an online form to explain your situation. This will go to a Scholastic Press Rights Committee member who will assist you quickly and notify others in your state so they can offer assistance. This outreach capability is a direct result of JEA’s Adviser Assistance Program and is designed to combat censorship issues advisers and students might face.



JEA convention contests

Registration for the 2019 Washington, D.C., media contests and online entry submission will open Oct. 1. Materials for the online layout and graphic design contests also will be posted Sept. 17 so students can
begin work on their entries.


Anaheim Convention Write-off Winners

More than 1,000 students competed in the national Write-off in Anaheim.


Our Team

Meet some of the faces behind the Journalism Education Association

Kelly Glasscock, CJE

Executive Director

Sarah Nichols, MJE


Valerie Kibler, MJE

Vice President

Lori Keekley, MJE

Director, Scholastic Press Rights

Megan Fromm, MJE

Director, Educational Initiatives

Michael Malcom-Bjorklund, CJE


Julia Satterthwaite, CJE


Laura Negri, CJE


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