JEA News

65 superior rankings awarded, 365 students recognized in Spring 2024 NSMC

The National Student Media Contests were all completed online and on site for the 2024 Spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Kansas City. In all, 824 students competed in photo, broadcast, graphic design, literary magazine, design and writing contests. There were 365 students recognized with 65 superior, 107 excellent and 193 honorable mention awards. All the competitors…
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JEA names Alice Scott of Texas as 2024 Journalist of the Year

By Joe Humphrey, JEA Journalist of the Year coordinator She got her start in theater, playing characters such as Toto, Tinker Bell and the Cheshire Cat, but the brightest spotlight for Alice Scott shined when she found her starring role as a student journalist. Scott, co-editor of The Shield newsmagazine at McCallum High School in…
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JEA honors Landon D’Alessandro of Florida as 2024 Aspiring Young Journalist

By Joe Humphrey, MJE, Journalist of the Year coordinator With a portfolio that includes a look at the dangers of Tik-Tok, the rise of pickleball and the popularity of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Landon D’Alessandro was recognized April 6 as Journalism Education Association’s Aspiring Young Journalist. D’Alessandro is an eighth grader at Bak Middle School…
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2024 Impact Award winner perseveres with election coverage

By Louisa Avery, MJE, JEA awards chair “In October of 2023, I got my first taste of investigative journalism,” Jae Jepsen said. “There was an upcoming school board election in my district that had become very polarizing within the community, but I saw that the local news was doing little to circulate information about candidates.…
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Certification committee needs new members

The Certification Committee is seeking two new secondary education members. JEA certification is a formal, academic certification to help scholastic media teachers and advisers demonstrate professional excellence in the field. The nine-person committee is made up of Master Journalism Educators to help guide the certification process. Committee members serve two academic years with the option…
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