Category: JEA News

Scholastic journalism organizations support essential coverage of Black Lives Matter movement

From: JEA Executive Director Kelly Glasscock, CJE; JEA President Sarah Nichols, MJE Faced with unprecedented challenges this year, student journalists across the country have demonstrated remarkable fidelity in practicing the journalistic process. As professional news organizations model daily, reporting on newsworthy events is the duty of any media outlet. Scholastic media programs hold themselves to…
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“Anti-racist Writing Workshop” guides teachers to create an inclusive classroom environment

By Sarah Nichols, MJE, JEA president Journalism teachers committed to building community, challenging racism and restructuring existing power dynamics will find both inspiration and practical takeaways from “The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to De-colonize the Creative Classroom” by Felicia Rose Chavez.  In what feels like part memoir, part guidebook, Chavez draws from her experience as…
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21 Superior entries in Junior High/Middle School National Media Contest

The Journalism Education Association announces the winners of the 2021 Junior High/Middle School National Media Contest. This was the first time the media contest was conducted through the NSMC system. The 2021 contest also included new categories in yearbook and newspaper. There were 195 entries in the 25 yearbook, news publication, broadcast and photography categories.…
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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, Nov. 11-14, 2021. Having completed pandemic compliance training, executive directors of JEA and NSPA are both certified Pandemic Compliance Advisers and equipped to modify the…
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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 two groups that many of us find in scholastic journalism: those impacted by socioeconomic standing and geographic barriers. I began my teaching and journalistic advising…
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