Author: conniefulkerson

JEA announces its 2019 National High School Journalist of the Year

Over the past year, hundreds of high school journalists throughout the country worked hours to complete their portfolios for state Journalist of the Year contests, and the 36 state winners who entered the national competition were recognized April 25 at the opening ceremony of the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Anaheim. The…
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JEA honors Ahlf with Aspiring Young Journalist Award

The Journalism Education Association has named Tayla Ahlf of Derby (Kansas) North Middle School, the 2019 Aspiring Young Journalist Award honoree. JEA presents this award to junior high/middle school students to acknowledge and reward their work, and to encourage them to continue their journalistic studies in high school. Marchella Mazzoni of Winslow Township Middle School…
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2019 Impact Award winner’s work motivates school to address mental-health issues

The Journalism Education Association and Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists have named The Chronicle staff at Classical Academy High School in Escondido, California, as winner of the 2019 Student Journalist Impact Award. After the death of one of their classmates, the staff of The Chronicle knew it needed to do…
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12 schools to receive First Amendment Press Freedom Award

A committee with representatives from the Journalism Education Association, National Scholastic Press Association and Quill and Scroll International Honor Society chose 12 winners for the 2019 First Amendment Press Freedom Award. The award recognizes public and private high schools that actively support, teach and protect First Amendment rights and responsibilities of students and teachers, with…
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Gayda resigns director-at-large position to prioritize other roles

The Journalism Education Association announced today that Tom Gayda, MJE, has resigned from his three-year post as director-at-large, effective immediately. Gayda said changes to duties and responsibilities with different roles in his life led to the decision, and he wanted to use the summer as a time to prioritize. “At this time I am able…
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