Journalism Education Association

RESOURCES

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

RECOGNITION

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

CONVENTIONS

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 honors Becky Tate as H.L. Hall Yearbook Adviser of the Year

The Journalism Education Association is pleased to name Becky Tate as the 2019 H.L. Hall National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. The surprise announcement was made Thursday, Dec. 12 at[…]

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Board Meeting Minutes, Fall Washington, D.C.

Minutes Journalism Education Association Board Meeting Nov. 21, 2019 • 8 a.m. McKinley, Mezzanine Level • Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C. CALL TO ORDER A meeting of the Journalism Education[…]

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General Meeting Minutes, Fall Washington, D.C.

Minutes Journalism Education Association General Membership Meeting Nov. 22, 2019 • 8 a.m. Lincoln 2, Exhibition Level • Marriott Wardman Park • Washington, D.C. CALL TO ORDER President Sarah Nichols[…]

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ABOUT US

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.

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Upcoming Deadlines

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Dec. 15, 2019

Deadline for speaker session proposals for spring convention in Nashville.

Dec. 15, 2019

Nomination deadline for Linda S. Puntney Teacher Inspiration Award, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Diversity Award, First Amendment Press Freedom Award (Round 1), Future Administrator Scholarship

Jan. 15, 2020

Voter rolls are gathered for JEA election from current membership.

Jan. 25, 2020

Application deadline for First-time Convention Grants

Feb. 1-29, 2020

States conduct Journalist of the Year competition. Deadlines vary.

Feb. 1, 2020

Deadline for CJE and MJE applications for Nashville convention

JEA programs you should know about

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CERTIFICATION

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.

SCHOLASTIC PRESS RIGHTS

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.

ADVICE AND HELP

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.

CURRICULUM

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 Nashville
April 16-19, 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.

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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!

– MICHELLE HARMON, MJE

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.

– CANDICE GRAVITT, CJE

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.

– DENNIS LEIZEAR, CJE

Wilmington, Delaware

Upcoming Events

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Feb. 24-28, 2020

Scholastic Journalism Week

April 16-19, 2020

JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention, Nashville

July 6-9, 2020

JEA Advisers Institute, New Orleans

Nov. 19-22, 2020

JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention, Orlando

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PANIC BUTTON

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.

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AWARDS

JEA National Student Media Contests

Registration for the spring 2020 National Student Media Contests will open Feb. 11. Prompts also will be available in layout and graphic design categories, and student may begin uploading their online entries.

ENTER STUDENTS

Washington, D.C. NSMC Winners

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

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Our Team

Meet some of the faces behind the Journalism Education Association

Kelly Glasscock, CJE

Executive Director

Sarah Nichols, MJE

President

Valerie Kibler, MJE

Vice President

Lori Keekley, MJE

Director, Scholastic Press Rights

Megan Fromm, MJE

Director, Educational Initiatives

Michael Malcom-Bjorklund, CJE

Director-at-large

Julia Satterthwaite, CJE

Director-at-large

Laura Negri, CJE

Director-at-large

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