Author: Lindsay Porter

Sergio Yanes appointed to director-at-large position

Sergio Yanes, CJE, will join the Journalism Education Association board of directors as director-at-large effective immediately. He teaches journalism and advises student media at Arvada (Colorado) High School, where he also leads the Career and Technical Education department. President Sarah Nichols, MJE, made the appointment this week after the board reviewed applications from eight candidates…
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JEA and NSPA postpone opening fall convention registration

Due to recent troubling trends in the COVID-19 pandemic, JEA and NSPA have decided to postpone the opening of registration for the Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention.  The safety and wellbeing of our members and students are our top priority. We continue to assess the complex landscape as we engage in extensive discussions…
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Chambers named Broadcast Adviser of the Year

By Erinn Harris, MJE, JEA awards chair The Journalism Education Association has named Andrew Chambers, MJE, of Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, South Carolina, its 2021 Broadcast Adviser of the Year. Involved in scholastic broadcast journalism since 2007, Chambers is an exemplary teacher-mentor, guiding students and fellow advisers to fulfill their potential, creating an…
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High school senior initiates diversity editor position

The dedication to diversity and inclusion is a practice many professional organizations continue to struggle with. One Massachusetts high school student decided to take action for his school newspaper. “In the wake of the social unrest following George Floyd’s death, my school started requiring all students to attend workshops on racial injustice,” said Evan Cheigh,…
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Kibler receives Carl Towley Award, JEA’s highest honor

By Erinn Harris, MJE, JEA awards chair The Journalism Education Association has named Valerie Kibler, MJE, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, its 2021 Carl Towley Award recipient. “In every sense of the word, Valerie Kibler is a champion of scholastic journalism students and advisers,” said Meghan Percival, MJE, McLean (Virginia) High School adviser. Kibler is vice president…
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