Communication: Journalism Education Today magazine

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MISSION

Communication: Journalism Education Today provides educational perspectives to JEA members on a wide variety of topics, such as teaching/advising issues, scholastic media strategy, pedagogical updates, current journalism research and other professional and technological concerns.

TARGET AUDIENCE

High school journalism educators make up the majority of the 2,700 members, from the newest to the most experienced, of the national Journalism Education Association. A secondary audience includes professionals — college librarians (more than 200 library subscriptions), yearbook printing companies, college journalism education leaders, state and regional association directors, etc. — assisting in the development and in the training of journalism teachers and advisers.

CONTENT

Communication: Journalism Education Today promotes lifelong professional learning as the norm and as the expectation for all journalism teachers/advisers, from the newest to the most experienced.

The quarterly JEA magazine, which is 32 to 48 pages, presents articles and packages about reporting, writing, editing, photography, design, typography, trends, advertising, fundraising, public relations and ethical standards as well as articles and packages about technology and pedagogy pertinent for journalism educators. Editors seek articles that value originality, thorough research, knowledgeable sources, fact checking and Associated Press style — all in ways that speak to journalism advisers.

To serve multiple readers and to present a wide range of content, each issue showcases an individual pattern. Usually there is diverse subject matter. Occasionally, an issue highlights an in-depth consideration that builds on current journalism needs or on JEA activities or programs. Other presentations present personal commentary, photography or page galleries, original educational exercises or feature shorts highlighting technical innovations.

PEER-REVIEWED CONTENT

Communication: Journalism Education Today brought back a peer-reviewed section in the fall of 2014. The peer-reviewed section includes research that quantifies trends, documents theories, identifies characteristics and disseminates information for and about scholastic media and advising focusing on scholastic journalism education.

Papers will undergo blind peer review. Those selected for publication will then enter the editorial publication process. All authors will receive comments from no fewer than three qualified reviewers electronically within 30 days.

View/download the C:JET Call for Papers here.

For details submitting an article for blind peer-review, follow the link for SUBMISSIONS.

CONTRIBUTORS

JEA members and other journalism professionals may submit original articles and packages as well as photographs and other visuals that advance magazine goals, as described above. Always the goal for writing is a length that is appropriate for the subject and/or the package. Articles are often 1,500 – 3,500 words, but they may be shorter or longer if the subject requires a special length to achieve effective communication. Packages with multiple stories and visuals are also a way to present diverse perspectives and to focus on complex issues.

Writers are encouraged to present new perspectives on subjects that have journalism education appeal. Writers may include quotations from authoritative or pertinent sources, such as professional journalists (broadcasters, photographers, writers, designers, and the like), students, advisers, administrators or reputable experts. All copyrighted material and other sources must be properly cited. Features should be written either in magazine style (with quotations attributed in the text) or in journal style (with footnotes). For packages, authors should also supply sidebars and visuals (or suggested sources for visuals or photographs). Both the editor and the assistant editor work with writers to help develop thorough and responsible content.

As a result of the collaborative efforts, the magazine strives to make it easier for teachers/advisers to be up-to-date in their skills and to have confidence in their classrooms as they provide the best multimedia journalism education possible for their students.

BIOGRAPHY

Each author is responsible for providing the editor with a head-and-shoulders photograph of him/herself, a short biography (maximum, 100 words) and contact information (mailing address, email address and phone number). Each author will receive two copies of the finished publication.

2017-18 DEADLINES

Issue Copy deadline To printer To members
Fall July 14 Aug. 21 Sept. 8
Winter Aug. 25 Oct. 9 Oct. 27
Spring Dec. 1 Jan. 15 Feb. 16
Summer Feb. 2 March 12 March 30

C:JET Contact Information

Bradley Wilson, MJE

Publications Editor

bradleywilson08@gmail.com

 

Howard Spanogle

Assistant Editor

hspanogle@aol.com

 

Connie Fulkerson, CJE

Copy Editor

cfulker@ksu.edu

 

Pam Boller

Director, Scholastic Press Rights

pboller@k-state.edu

 

Previous C:JET Editors

Molly J. Clemons

1982-1997

Dorothy McPhillips

1980-1982

Betty
Stanely

1976-1980

Marjorie Wilson

1976-1980

Dorothy McPhillips

1974-1976

Virginia Woodring

1967-1974

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