Author: conniefulkerson

JEA names Geabhart its 2019 Broadcast Adviser of the Year

Christina Geabhart, MJE, talks to her class after receiving JEA’s Broadcast Adviser of the Year award presented by last year’s winner, Thomas Gregory, MJE.  The Journalism Education Association has awarded Christina Geabhart, MJE, of Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Missouri, as its 2019 Broadcast Adviser of the Year. Geabhart, who has been teaching…
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Flechtner to receive JEA’s highest honor — the Carl Towley Award

The Journalism Education Association has awarded Bill Flechtner, MJE, of Milwaukie, Oregon, its 2019 Carl Towley Award. Flechtner, who has dedicated nearly five decades to scholastic journalism in a variety of ways, has had a significant impact on advisers in Oregon and across the country. Throughout his years advising student publications, first in Ione and…
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Service-oriented journalism educators to receive JEA’s Medal of Merit

Five individuals who have contributed significantly to the Journalism Education Association and to scholastic journalism throughout their careers will be recognized this fall in Washington, D.C., as Medal of Merit recipients. The award recipients are Brenda Field, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Illinois; Connie Fulkerson, Journalism Education Association, Manhattan, Kansas; Pete LeBlanc, Antelope (California) High…
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12 advisers to receive JEA’s Rising Star Award

The Journalism Education Association will honor 12 teachers with its Rising Star Award Nov. 23 to recognize their commitment to scholastic journalism and media advising. Rising Star trophies are presented to advisers who are in their first five years of advising a school media program, have shown dedication to scholastic journalism and have had success…
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JEA names California educator its Administrator of the Year

The Journalism Education Association is pleased to announce Dr. Amy Besler of Colfax, California, as its 2019 Administrator of the Year. Besler, who served as principal at Bear River High School in Grass Valley, California, not only supported the growth of a journalism program at her school but initiated the process after hiring Christina Levinson,…
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