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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Online submission materials for fall 2021 NSMC available

Online submission materials are made available for use in preparing entries for selected JEA National Student Media Contests.  Each zip file contains contest instructions and all materials needed to complete[…]

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Sergio Yanes appointed to director-at-large position

Sergio Yanes, CJE, will join the Journalism Education Association board of directors as director-at-large effective immediately. He teaches journalism and advises student media at Arvada (Colorado) High School, where he[…]

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JEA and NSPA postpone opening fall convention registration

Due to recent troubling trends in the COVID-19 pandemic, JEA and NSPA have decided to postpone the opening of registration for the Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention.  The[…]

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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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October 1, 2021

Outreach Academy applications due

October 15, 2021

H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year award nominations due

October 18, 2021

National Student Media Contests entries due

December 15, 2021

Application deadline for First Amendment Press Freedom Award

December 15, 2021

Speaker proposals due for the spring convention

May 15, 2022

Broadcast Adviser of the Year applications due

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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Banned Books Week

September 26, 2021 October 2, 2021

The Banned Books Week celebration of the right to read. The “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us” theme is intended to be inclusive and emphasizes the ways in which books and information bring people together, help individuals see themselves in the stories of others, and aid the development of empathy and understanding for people from other backgrounds.

Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention

November 11, 2021 November 13, 2021

Philadelphia

The nation’s largest spring gathering of scholastic journalists, advisers and journalism teachers.

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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.

FIND OUT WHO WON

Our Team

Meet some of the faces behind the Journalism Education Association

Kelly Glasscock, CJE

Executive Director

Sarah Nichols, MJE

President

Valerie Kibler, MJE

Vice President

Kristin Taylor, MJE

Director, Scholastic Press Rights

Shari Adwers, MJE

Director, Educational Initiatives

Brenda Field, MJE

Director-at-large

Katie Merritt, MJE

Director-at-large

Sergio Yanes, CJE

Director-at-large

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