Journalism Education Association

RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS

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 Schoool Journalism Conventions each year. Join as many as 6,000 students and peers at our next event.

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Spring 2018 Write-offs results

The results of the Spring 2018 Write-offs is in. Here is a list of all the award winners.

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JEA announces its 2018 National High School Journalist of the Year

36 state winners who entered the national competition were recognized April 12 at the opening ceremony of the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco.

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JEA honors Asher with Aspiring Young Journalist Award

The Journalism Education Association has named Ariel Asher of Red Oak (Texas) Middle School, the 2018 Aspiring Young Journalist Award honoree. JEA presents this award to junior high/middle school students[…]

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ABOUT US

We educate teachers on how to educate students

Among JEA’s more than 2,700 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 Deadlines

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April 18, 2018

Junior High/ Middle School National Media Contest deadline

May 1, 2018

CJE/MJE Certification application deadline for Advisers Institute

July 15, 2018

Administrator of the Year, Carl Towley Award, Friend of Scholastic Journalism, Future Teacher Scholarships, Rising Star Award, Medal of Merit entries due

July 15, 2018

Broadcast Adviser of the Year applications due

July 15, 2018

Speaker proposals due for the fall convention

September 1, 2018

CJE/MJE Certification application deadline for fall convention

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 objects, materials and assessment guides.

Join us in San Francisco April 12 – 14

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.

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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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April 12-14

National High School Journalism Convention, San Francisco

July 9 – 12

Advisers Institute, Las Vegas

October 20

National Day on Writing

November 1 – 4

National High School Journalism Convention, Chicago

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PANIC BUTTON

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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 Student 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 Write-off contest

Registration for the 2018 Chicago Write-off Contest and online entry submission will open at a date to be determined. Materials for the online layout and graphic design contests also will be posted at that time so students can begin work on their entries.

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San Francisco Convention Write-off Winners

More than 1,500 students competed in the national Write-off in San Francisco.

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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

Lori Keekley, MJE

Director, Scholastic Press Rights

Megan Fromm, MJE

Director, Educational Initiatives

Tom Gayda, MJE

Director-at-large

Michael Malcom-Bjorklund, CJE

Director-at-large

Julia Satterthwaite, CJE

Director-at-large

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