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JEA/NSPA convention will return to missed 2020 convention sites

The Journalism Education Association approved two new proposals for the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, signing contracts for Nashville in spring of 2029 and Orlando in fall of 2030. Both motions passed 7-0 in online votes conducted by the board of directors Sept. 30. The contracts also were approved by the National Scholastic Press…
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First-time convention grant

First-time Convention Grant recipients announced

by Sarah Nichols, MJE Four advisers and their students have been selected as First-time Convention Grant recipients for the fall 2020 convention, which will take place virtually Nov. 19-21.  The recipients include: Elizabeth DeOrnellas, The Hill School (Pottstown, Pennsylvania) Elizabeth Pellicane, Fluvanna County High School (Palmyra, Virginia) Melissa Perner, Ozona (Texas) High School Maria Salas,…
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McCarthy named the 2020 Broadcast Adviser of the Year

By Erinn Harris, MJE, awards committee chair  The Journalism Education Association has named Jim McCarthy of Joseph A. Gregori High School in Modesto, California, its 2020 Broadcast Adviser of the Year. Involved in publications since he began teaching in 1998, McCarthy describes himself as “very project oriented,” a mindset that has not only served him…
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Attendees encouraged to review technology requirements for virtual fall convention

This fall’s convention is completely virtual, and with that comes many accommodations and changes to programs and processes that usually accompany an on-site convention. For an on-site convention, attendees show up, find a seat and enjoy the experience.  For a virtual convention, however, attendees need to access the convention platform through your personal or school…
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JEA book review: ‘Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain’ serves as a toolkit for culture and diversity independent learning

By Sarah Verpooten, MJE and Kristin Taylor, CJE This book review is first in a series of resources JEA is recommending to advisers in an effort to provide antiracist teaching resources to educators. JEA is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in its membership and practices. See the official statement here. Overview Education consultant Zaretta…
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