Jan. 3 Portfolio Polish focuses on reporting and writing

Jan. 3 Portfolio Polish focuses on reporting and writing

JEA invites prospective Journalist of the Year applicants and their advisers to the next Portfolio Polish Zoom-in of the 2021-22 contest cycle, which will explore the reporting and writing section of the online portfolio.

The Reporting and Writing Zoom-in will be held Monday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m. CST. Sign-up here to request login details; attendees of previous sessions do not need to RSVP.

Panelists will include 2021 JEA Journalist of the Year Runner-Up Anna Vazhaeparambil of California, Florida adviser Brit Taylor and retired Colorado adviser and former JEA President Jack Kennedy, MJE. Journalist of the Year coordinator Joe Humphrey, MJE, will serve as moderator.

This Portfolio Polish will join a growing collection of tutorial videos and other resources aimed at helping applicants for Journalist of the Year. Additional Portfolio Polish Zoom-ins, will be held each Monday night in January, including a Jan.10 discussion on organization and documentation.The Journalist of the Year scholarship competition begins at the state level, with winning portfolios advancing to JEA, which will name one $3,000 scholarship winner and four runners-up, who each will receive $1,000 scholarships.


Founded in 1924, JEA supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, promoting professionalism, encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity. It is headquartered at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

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