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.

Latest News

Stay up to date with JEA by reading the news items below. For updates, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Registration pricing set for fall convention

After announcing a return to in-person programming for next year’s conventions, JEA and NSPA have been evaluating the unique needs of the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Philadelphia,[…]

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Affordable inspiration: Workshops, contests help students find their confidence

By Val Kibler, MJE, JEA vice president So often when diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are discussed, the focus turns to race. I encourage everyone to pay more attention to[…]

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Committee has opening for collegiate member

The Certification Committee has an immediate opening for a collegiate member to serve through June 2023. JEA certification is a formal, academic certification to help scholastic media teachers and advisers[…]

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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 Dates to Remember

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May 10, 2021

Junior High/Middle School National Media Contest winners announced

May 15, 2021

Broadcast Adviser of the Year applications due

May 15, 2021

Certification committee applications due

June 1, 2021

CJE/MJE certification application deadline for summer testing

June 4, 2021

Advisers Institute registration, hotel deadline

July 15, 2021

Speaker proposals due for the fall 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 objectives, materials and assessment guides.

Join us for the spring national convention

The Spring JEA/NSPA 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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Spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention

March 15, 2021 May 15, 2021

Virtual

The nation’s largest spring gathering of scholastic journalists, advisers and journalism teachers.

2021 Advisers Institute

July 5, 2021 July 8, 2021

New Orleans

JEA Advisers Institute brings journalism teachers from across the country together for a week of adviser-specific training and networking.

Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention

November 11, 2021 November 14, 2021

Philadelphia

The nation’s largest spring gathering of scholastic journalists, advisers and journalism teachers.

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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 is closed because the convention was canceled. Look here for more information about the fall convention in Orlando.

ENTER STUDENTS

Washington, D.C. NSMC Winners

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

FIND OUT WHO WON

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

Kristin Taylor, CJE

Director, Scholastic Press Rights

Shari Adwers, MJE

Director, Educational Initiatives

Brenda Field, MJE

Director-at-large

Katie Merritt, MJE

Director-at-large

Sarah Verpooten, MJE

Director-at-large

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