Journalism Education Association

 

RESOURCES

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

RECOGNITION

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

CONVENTIONS

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.

Latest News

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Gift ideas under $20

The season of giving wouldn’t be complete without something for that special journalism teacher in your life — even if it’s you. Here are gift ideas for journalism teachers aimed[…]

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Board approves online certification testing fee, obituary policy and commitment to diversity in Nov. 13 meeting

By Sarah Nichols, MJE, president The Journalism Education Association board of directors met online Nov. 13, 2021, via Zoom in line with the fall timeline connected to the JEA/NSPA National[…]

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Centering Indigenous voices, accurately reporting on Indigenous communities in student media

By Sergio Luis Yanes, CJE, director-at-large November is Native American Heritage Month, honoring the contributions of Indigenous and Native peoples throughout history and today. Indigenous peoples have endured a difficult[…]

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ABOUT US

We educate teachers on how to educate students

Among JEA’s more than 2,900 members are journalism teachers and publications advisers, media professionals, press associations, adviser organizations, libraries, publishing companies, newspapers, radio stations and
departments of journalism.

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Upcoming Dates to Remember

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JEA programs you should know about

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CERTIFICATION

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.

SCHOLASTIC PRESS RIGHTS

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.

ADVICE AND HELP

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.

CURRICULUM

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

Join us for the fall national convention

The Fall JEA/NSPA 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.

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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!

– MICHELLE HARMON, MJE

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.

– CANDICE GRAVITT, CJE

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.

– DENNIS LEIZEAR, CJE

Wilmington, Delaware

Upcoming Events

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PANIC BUTTON

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.

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AWARDS

JEA National Student Media Contests

Registration for the fall 2021 National Student Media Contests is open. Online submissions are due by 6 p.m. CDT Oct. 18.

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Spring 2021 NSMC Winners

More than 400 students competed in the spring National Student Media Contests.

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