The Journalism Education Association, Inc., is the only independent national scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers.
Founded in 1924, JEA is a volunteer organization. Members of the Board of Directors, including the officers, are current or retired journalism teachers who have obtained their positions through national membership elections.
The headquarters office, located at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., is maintained as a clearinghouse for JEA members and programs, and provides essential office services. It also houses the JEA Bookstore and membership records, and it is the site of the JEA Advisers Institute.
Among JEA’s 2,700 members are journalism teachers and publications advisers, media professionals, press associations, adviser organizations, libraries, yearbook companies, newspapers, radio stations and departments of journalism.
State adviser organizations are encouraged to affiliate with JEA. State affiliates can receive rebates for individual memberships to JEA which are submitted by their state organization. Press associations, libraries, yearbook companies, newspapers, radio stations and collegiate departments of journalism are all offered institutional memberships.
The organization has much to offer those interested in journalism education. The annual dues include publications, consultation service, books at discounted prices and all other services listed at this site.