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Atkinson of Kansas named the 2021 JEA Journalist of the Year

By Joe Humphrey, MJE, Journalist of the Year coordinator Riley Atkinson’s high school journalism journey started on an espresso-stained, saggy sofa in the back of the newsroom at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas. “I sat there when I first learned how to export an InDesign document, how to tighten a three-hour-long…
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38 entries receive Superior rating in spring National Student Media Contests

By Nancy Smith, MJE, NSMC chair The National Student Media Contests were all completed virtually for the Spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention. In all, 438 students competed in photo, broadcast, graphic design, literary magazine, design and writing contests. There were 218 winning students comprising 38 superior, 80 excellent and 100 honorable mention awards.…
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JEA student awards recognized in video presentation, Journalist of the Year announced

With the virtual Spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, there wasn’t the traditional student award ceremony. JEA Journalist of the Year Coordinator Joe Humphrey, MJE, created this 30-minute video to celebrate the spring award winners. The video announces the 2021 JEA Journalist of the Year. The video recognizes JEA’s Aspiring Young Journalist Award, Student…
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JEA spring adviser awards celebrated in video

With the virtual Spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, there wasn’t the traditional advisers award ceremony. JEA Awards Chair Erinn Harris, MJE, created this 20-minute video to celebrate the spring award winners. The video includes a speech from H.L.Hall National High School Yearbook Adviser of the Year Mitch Ziegler, CJE. New and renewing Certified…
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