JEA News

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 High School Journalism Convention. Reports included updates about National Student Media Contests from Nancy Smith, MJE, and  a headquarters report from Executive Director Kelly Glasscock,…
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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 history and are still battling systemic erasure and invalidation among American society.  As with other marginalized experiences, Indigenous voices are the ones best positioned to…
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General membership meeting offered virtually

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NSMC awards 37 superior ratings in fall contest

By Nancy Smith, MJE, NSMC chair The National Student Media Contests were all completed virtually for the Fall 2021 JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. In all, 405 students competed in photo, broadcast, graphic design, literary magazine, design and writing contests. There were 197 winning students comprising 37 superior, 70 excellent and 90 honorable mention…
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JEA awards celebrated in video presentation

With the virtual Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, there wasn’t the traditional advisers award ceremony. JEA Awards Chair Erinn Harris, MJE, created this 20-minute video to celebrate the fall award winners. The video includes speeches from three awardees: Administrator of the Year Scott Kizner, Ph.D.; Broadcast Adviser of the Year Andrew Chambers, MJE,…
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