Category: JEA News

Negri, Simons receive JEA’s Medal of Merit

By Erinn Harris, JEA awards chair Two individuals who have contributed significantly to the Journalism Education Association and to scholastic journalism throughout their careers are 2021 Medal of Merit recipients. The award recipients are Andrea Negri, MJE, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas, and Mike Simons, MJE, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, New York. Andrea Negri,…
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JEA announces 6 Rising Star recipients

By Erinn Harris, MJE, JEA awards chair The Journalism Education Association names six teachers with its Rising Star Award to honor their commitment to scholastic journalism and media advising. They will be recognized at the Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. Rising Star awards are presented to advisers who are in their first five…
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10 reference books to boost your journalism classroom library

It’s back-to-school time, and after a year of virtual and hybrid learning, students and teachers are clamoring to get back to something tangible. Since two class years of students may be entering the journalism classroom for the first time, JEA recommends the following books and resources as curriculum supplements, independent study and valuable on-hand references.…
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JEA honors Kizner as Administrator of the Year

By Erinn Harris, MJE, JEA awards chair Scott Kizner, Ph.D., superintendent of Stafford County Public Schools, Stafford, Virginia, has been named Journalism Education Association’s 2021 Administrator of the Year. JEA presents the award to administrators who have shown a dedication to journalism education.  “So often these administrator awards from journalism associations are given to principals or…
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Committee formed to begin executive director search

JEA has begun the formal process to hire a new executive director after current director Kelly Glasscock, CJE, announced his plans to take a new role. These five individuals will serve on the search committee: Kelly Furnas, MJE, is a lecturer in multimedia journalism at Elon (North Carolina) University and faculty mentor to the student-run…
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