Category: Awards

Negri, Simons receive JEA’s Medal of Merit

By Erinn Harris, JEA awards chair Two individuals who have contributed significantly to the Journalism Education Association and to scholastic journalism throughout their careers are 2021 Medal of Merit recipients. The award recipients are Andrea Negri, MJE, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas, and Mike Simons, MJE, Corning-Painted Post High School, Corning, New York. Andrea Negri,…
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JEA honors Kizner as Administrator of the Year

By Erinn Harris, MJE, JEA awards chair Scott Kizner, Ph.D., superintendent of Stafford County Public Schools, Stafford, Virginia, has been named Journalism Education Association’s 2021 Administrator of the Year. JEA presents the award to administrators who have shown a dedication to journalism education.  “So often these administrator awards from journalism associations are given to principals or…
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JEA names 3 Friends of Scholastic Journalism

By Erinn Harris, MJE, JEA awards chair Three individuals who have made significant contributions to scholastic journalism will be honored as Friends of Scholastic Journalism this fall. They will be formally recognized during the Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. The award recipients are Elizabeth Brown, Jay Hartwell and Gary Metzker.  Elizabeth Brown Elizabeth…
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Future Journalism Teacher Scholarship

JEA awards 2 Future Journalism Teacher scholarships

By Candace Perkins Bowen, MJE, Future Journalism Teacher Scholarship coordinator The two recipients of this year’s JEA Future Journalism Teacher Scholarships got their starts working on their award-winning high school newspapers and both have undergraduate degrees in journalism and experience as media professionals. Both are in degree programs that will allow them to transition into…
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SPJ and JEA name winners of 2021 essay contest

The Journalism Education Association and the Society of Professional Journalists announce three scholarship winners in the 2021 SPJ/JEA High School Essay Contest.  More than 275 students participated in the nationwide contest, which was judged by 21 journalism educators from around the country.  Established in 1998, the contest is a project of JEA and SPJ. The…
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