General Meeting Minutes, Fall Washington, D.C.
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 called the meeting to order at 8 a.m.
Board Members: Sarah Nichols, Val Kibler, Lori Keekley, Megan Fromm, Michael Malcom Bjorklund, Laura Negri, Julia Satterthwaite
Committee Chairs/Liaisons: Aaron Manfull, Kelly Furnas, Candace Bowen, Jon Rogers
State Directors: Nancy A. Olson, Laurie Hansen, Greg Gagliardi, Bretton Zinger, Justin Turner, Heather Nagel, Erin Sucher-O’Grady, Susan Massy, Danielle Ryan, Brenda Field, Nancy Hastings, Larry Steinmetz, Leslie Dennis, Beth Ann Brown, Susan Newell, Albert Dupont, Marsha Kalkowski, Anne Hayman, Marva Hutchinson, Maggie Cogar, Marina Hendricks, RJ Morgan, Matthew LaPorte, Renée Burke, Christine Brandell-Melendez
Members: Brent Pearson, Kristy Nyp, Matt Schott, Sarah Verpooten, Michael Reeves, Sandra Coyer, Kathy Schrier, Amy Sorrell, Katie Merritt, Sarah-Anne Lanman, Linda Barrington, Joe Humphrey, Rod Satterthwaite, Margie Raper, Linda Drake, Shari Adwers, Karl Grubaugh, Carrie Wadycki, Bridgette Norris, Melanie Allen, Genevieve Mage, Lisa Roskens, Barbara Bateman
Staff: Kelly Glasscock, Connie Fulkerson
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Megan Fromm moved and Julia Satterthwaite seconded to approve the minutes from the spring 2019 convention in Anaheim. Passed unanimously.
Board: Sarah Nichols reviewed board action, including bylaw changes in the institutional membership category and the appointment of the contest chair. A committee met in September to update the Standards for Journalism Educators. They have been posted on the JEA website.
Headquarters: Kelly Glasscock reported there were about 6,100 registered for the convention.
He said the board approved the 990 tax form. The job announcement for an assistant director for JEA headquarters has been posted at about a dozen locations.
Dec. 15 will be deadline for budget proposals. Sarah Nichols said the board will meet through Google hangouts and other day-to-day work to review the budget items instead of having an on-site meeting this time. The budget will be approved at the spring board meeting in Nashville.
Scholastic Press Rights: Lori Keekley reminded attendees of the Dec. 15 deadline for the First Amendment Press Freedom Award.
Mentoring Program: Patrick Johnson said the mentors and mentees will meet for Lunch and Learn for the first time at this convention. He said there was a need for more mentors and encouraged veteran advisers to apply.
Digital Media: Aaron Manfull reported the Digital Media committee members are working on guide for how to put together a podcast.
Awards: Karen Slusher reminded members of the deadline for spring awards: Future Administrator Scholarship, Lifetime Achievement Award, Diversity Award, Linda S. Puntney Teacher Inspiration Award.
Publications/Public Relations: Evelyn Laurer invited members to her session on JEA’s One Book, “Dopesick,” which will be a session about investigative reporting. The winner of the Scholastic Journalism Week logo contest will be announced at this convention.
Certification: Kim Green said there is a record number of 10 MJE applicants testing at this convention.
Global Outreach: Kelly Furnas connected with Youth Journalism International. His goal is to get more international students involved in Journalist of the Year competition.
NCTE Liaison: Jon Rogers is working on an advertising campaign to reach out to English teachers. He also is working with Adobe and is still posting quality student material to Clipboard magazine.
Career and Technical Education: Nina Quintana said her goal is to increase the number of teachers and students testing for the CTE certification exams. She can test any of the Adobe products.
Educational Initiatives: Megan Fromm said the curriculum initiative is popular. If links are broken on the curriculum, please contact her or the curriculum coordinators.
Nominations Chair Candace Bowen announced the slate of officers for the 2020 election. She will set up an election Listserv and Jan. 20-25, members can ask candidates questions on this Listserv, not JEAHELP.
JEA Election 2020 Slate of Officers
President: Sarah Nichols, MJE
Vice President: Val Kibler, MJE
Director, Scholastic Press Rights: Kristin Taylor, CJE
Director, Educational Initiatives: Shari Adwers, MJE
Directors-at-large (3 to be selected):
Michael Malcom-Bjorklund, CJE
Laura Negri, CJE
Erin Sucher-O’Grady, CJE
Katie Merritt, MJE
Sarah Verpooten, MJE
Brenda Field, MJE
Sarah Nichols asked if there were other nominations from the floor.
Barbara Bateman, CJE, was nominated as a director-at-large candidate.
Julia Satterthwaite moved and Megan Fromm seconded to commend Meghan Percival and her team for their work on the Washington, D.C., convention. Passed unanimously.
Heather Nagel invited attendees to come to the spring Nashville convention. The theme will be We Are All Storytellers. Joe Humphrey promoted the fall Orlando convention, where the theme will be Sunshine and Stories.
Sarah Nichols said JEA and NSPA had a brainstorming session discussing ways to make the convention and hotel registration process less stressful for advisers.
Lori Keekley moved and Kim Green seconded to adjourn the meeting. The meeting adjourned at 8:50 a.m.
The next meeting of the general membership will be 8 a.m. April 18, 2020, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville.