Journalism Education Association



JEA has created lesson plans — nearly 200 weeks worth — across 11 content areas, complete with classroom materials, learning outcomes, assessments and models.


JEA awards and contests offer members and their students a platform to showcase excellence and receive the recognition they deserve.


In partnership with the National Scholastic Press Association, JEA hosts two National High School Journalism Conventions each year. Join as many as 6,000 students and peers at our next event.

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JEA provides library of educational resources from past NSMC prompts

The Journalism Education Association continues to support teachers as they work to provide continuity of learning during the COVID-19 crisis. In addition to its members-only curriculum, the organization has released[…]

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JEA to announce Journalist of the Year winners April 18 on Facebook

On April 18 at 3:30 p.m. CDT, JEA will stream the announcement live on Facebook to recognize our national runners-up and name our 2020 Journalist of the Year. Despite the[…]

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Agenda for April 17, 2020 general membership meeting

Members listen to officer reports during the Journalism Education Association general membership meeting Nov. 22, 2019, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. during the fall JEA/NSPA National[…]

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We educate teachers on how to educate students

Among JEA’s more than 2,900 members are journalism teachers and publications advisers, media professionals, press associations, adviser organizations, libraries, publishing companies, newspapers, radio stations and
departments of journalism.


Upcoming Deadlines

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April 9, 2020

Deadline to submit a question, concern or idea for consideration for the April 17 general membership meeting. Click on icon to see form.

June 1, 2020

Application deadline for CJE/MJE testing at JEA Advisers Institute

June 6, 2020

Hotel and registration deadline for Advisers Institute (Ace Hotel, New Orleans)

July 15, 2020

Deadline for Carl Towley Award, Administrator of the Year, Rising Star, Medal of Merit, Friend of Scholastic Journalism, Future Journalism Teacher Scholarship

July 15, 2020

Deadline for submitting speaker proposals for Orlando convention

Sept. 1, 2020

Application deadline for CJE/MJE testing at Orlando convention

JEA programs you should know about

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CJE validates your credibility as a journalism teacher and recognizes your commitment to journalistic training. MJE recognizes teachers who demonstrate outstanding abilities and expertise in the journalism field through a
test and a written project.


JEA’s SPRC works to empower and educate students and advisers concerning legal and ethical issues. The Committee provides lesson plans, commentary and support through the Panic Button, and assists in New Voices legislation.


A JEA email distribution list is available to members, who may subscribe free upon request. It’s a useful tool for networking and getting insight from others who advise.


JEA’s curriculum offers hundreds of lessons in areas including writing, multimedia, design and law and ethics. Each lesson includes standards, learning objects, materials and assessment guides.

Join us in Orlando
Nov. 19-22, 2020

The National High School Journalism Convention is a semiannual gathering of high school journalists and advisers sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and its partner, the National Scholastic Press Association. The associations partner to prepare hundreds of practical and professional learning sessions, from high-profile keynotes to specific, problem-solving breakouts, hands-on workshops and discussion groups.


Join a national community of journalism advisers

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our members say:

JEA gave me footing when I was a fresh newspaper adviser, and it grew into a trusted friendship, a place I go to celebrate milestones, practice my journalistic craft, and make lifetime bonds with peers whom I rely on for support.
Come on in, there’s room for you, too!


Boise, Idaho

I love being a member of JEA because as an adviser of media, sometimes it’s like being on an island all by yourself at school. Networking with JEA, attending the Advisers Institute and conferences, being able to access
curriculum, and building
relationships have all helped me become a better adviser and educator.


Las Vegas, Nevada

Simply put, the best professional organization available for journalism educators. From the conventions to the curriculum to the listserv, there is no better source for information about teaching journalism. If you’re not a
member you’re doing
yourself, and your students, a disservice.


Wilmington, Delaware

Upcoming Events

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July 6-9, 2020

JEA Advisers Institute

Sept. 17, 2020

Constitution Day

Sept. 27-Oct 3, 2020

Banned Books Week

Nov. 19-22, 2020

JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Orlando


Need Help? You found it.

If you are a JEA member or students of a JEA member who need assistance concerning censorship issues, use the panic button below to generate an online form to explain your situation. This will go to a Scholastic Press Rights Committee member who will assist you quickly and notify others in your state so they can offer assistance. This outreach capability is a direct result of JEA’s Adviser Assistance Program and is designed to combat censorship issues advisers and students might face.



JEA National Student Media Contests

Registration for the spring 2020 National Student Media Contests is closed because the convention was canceled. Look here for more information about the fall convention in Orlando.


Washington, D.C. NSMC Winners

More than 2,000 students competed in the National Student Media Contests in Washington, D.C.


Our Team

Meet some of the faces behind the Journalism Education Association

Kelly Glasscock, CJE

Executive Director

Sarah Nichols, MJE


Valerie Kibler, MJE

Vice President

Lori Keekley, MJE

Director, Scholastic Press Rights

Megan Fromm, MJE

Director, Educational Initiatives

Michael Malcom-Bjorklund, CJE


Julia Satterthwaite, CJE


Laura Negri, CJE


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