JEA News

To meet members’ changing needs, JEA launches anywhereJEA initiative geared toward flexible online programming

Teaching journalism and advising student media matters more than ever, but the challenges of 2020 have made it increasingly difficult. With so many questions about whether, when and how schools will reopen for face-to-face instruction and constantly changing conditions affecting the possibility of in-person conventions and learning opportunities, JEA can offer reassurance. Wherever you are…
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Summer virtual conference includes hands-on, interactive experience

The Journalism Education Association’s signature adviser-only conference will take place July 6-9 as a virtual event for 2020, but JEAai will continue to provide a blend of instruction, connection, inspiration and participation. A new component, aiDIY, gives attendees the opportunity to learn by doing. Designed as a do-it-yourself project for advisers to apply what they’ve…
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Scholastic Journalism Week committee appointed to coordinate, expand annual programming

Seven student media advisers have been appointed to a Scholastic Journalism Week committee to plan and execute the organization’s signature SJW programming. PJ Cabrera, CJE, will lead the group as program coordinator. Cabrera teaches journalism at Judson High School in Converse, Texas, where he advises The Fuel student newspaper and The Rocket yearbook. In his…
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JEA joins National Media Literacy Education Alliance

The Journalism Education Association’s board of directors voted 7-0 to join the National Media Literacy Education Alliance. To form the Alliance, a network of educational associations gathered for a discussion during a virtual meeting in March. The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), which has been a participant in several JEA programs, organized the…
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Program leaders, committee chairs appointed to three-year term

As the board of directors began a new three-year term May 1, President Sarah Nichols, MJE, appointed teacher/adviser members to lead the Journalism Education Association’s programs and committees as outlined in the organization’s bylaws (Article VII). Awards: Erinn Harris, MJE Harris advises student media at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria,…
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