Author: conniefulkerson

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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JEA honors dean, representative with Friend of Scholastic Journalism award

Two individuals who have made significant contributions to scholastic journalism will be honored by the Journalism Education Association this fall. Each will receive the Friend of Scholastic Journalism Award Nov. 23 at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C. The award recipients are Marie Hardin, dean of Penn State University’s Bellisario College of…
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JEA awards two Future Journalism Teacher Scholarships

Two students — one in a graduate program and the other planning to finish her undergraduate studies in 2020 — are this year’s recipients of the Future Journalism Teacher Scholarships. Each will receive $1,000 from the national Journalism Education Association to help them earn their degrees. The award recipients are Andrea Negri, MJE, graduate student…
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JEA selects ‘Dopesick’ as 2019-20 One Book

Great journalism begins with great reporting. Great reporting begins with investigative research. As a model for the great journalism students learn to produce in scholastic media programs, JEA has selected “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America” by Beth Macy as its 2019-2020 One Book. In this comprehensive look into American’s 20-plus…
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Board releases statement on copyright of student work

The Journalism Education Association board passed a statement 7-0 concerning the use of student media by outside outlets without student permission. The statement, which was passed June 10 via electronic vote, began after a member requested it. “We teach students copyright is important. This statement shows JEA cares about the issue and the reproduction of…
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