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JEA, NSPA announce next convention plans

JEA and NSPA are excited to announce convention plans for next school year. We plan to return to in-person programming for the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Conventions in Philadelphia, Nov. 11-14, 2021, and Los Angeles, April, 7-9, 2022.  We are cautiously moving forward as we monitor the pandemic, vaccine availability and Centers for Disease…
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2021 Student Impact Award winner uses skills to bravely document protests in Oregon

Stun grenades lobbed in her direction. Tear-gassed multiple nights so she couldn’t see straight. Shoved against the wall by police officers. Guns pointed at her by federal officers. This is not what a journalist signs up for when they are placed on an assignment. This is definitely not what a high school journalist is supposed…
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General Membership offered virtually April 12

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Atkinson of Kansas named the 2021 JEA Journalist of the Year

By Joe Humphrey, MJE, Journalist of the Year coordinator Riley Atkinson’s high school journalism journey started on an espresso-stained, saggy sofa in the back of the newsroom at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas. “I sat there when I first learned how to export an InDesign document, how to tighten a three-hour-long…
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38 entries receive Superior rating in spring National Student Media Contests

By Nancy Smith, MJE, NSMC chair The National Student Media Contests were all completed virtually for the Spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. In all, 438 students competed in photo, broadcast, graphic design, literary magazine, design and writing contests. There were 218 winning students comprising 38 superior, 80 excellent and 100 honorable mention awards.…
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