Category: Awards

28 schools awarded 2024 First Amendment Press Freedom Award

By Kristin Taylor, MJE, scholastic press rights director A committee with representatives from the Journalism Education Association, National Scholastic Press Association, and Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society chose 28 First Amendment Press Freedom Award schools for 2024, the highest ever number of recipients. The committee hopes the number keeps going up in future years…
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JEA receives first endowment donation to recognize First Amendment advocates

JEA is excited to announce its first major endowment donation of $35,000 made by Candace Perkins Bowen, MJE, John Bowen, MJE, and Tom Eveslage. JEA launched its new endowment program in December. Donors can choose for their contributions to go toward either a restricted endowment or an unrestricted endowment. With a restricted endowment, inaugural donors…
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92 superior rankings awarded, 601 students recognized in Fall 2023 NSMC

The National Student Media Contests were all completed online and on site for the 2023 Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Boston. In all, 1,453 students competed in photo, broadcast, graphic design, literary magazine, design and writing contests. There were 601 students recognized with 92 superior, 183 excellent and 326 honorable mention awards. All the competitors had…
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Cassreino named 2023 Broadcast Adviser of the Year

By Louisa Avery, MJE, JEA awards chair The Journalism Education Association has named Terry Cassreino, CJE, of St. Joseph Catholic School, Madison, Mississippi, its 2023 Broadcast Adviser of the Year. JEA leadership surprised Cassreino with the announcement at St. Joseph Catholic School Monday, Aug. 28 during his Broadcast Journalism class.  The Broadcast Adviser of the…
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Valentine named 2023 Carl Towley recipient, JEA’s highest honor

By Louisa Avery, MJE, JEA awards chair Most teachers, upon retirement, actually do retire; not so with Fern Valentine.  “Retirement” in 1993 was her opportunity to become busier than ever in her work to ensure that students have the press rights they deserve, said WJEA Past President Vincent DeMiero, CJE, and WJEA Executive Director Kathy…
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