Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

JEA is in the process of developing specific strategies to increase dialogue around diversity, equity and inclusion in scholastic journalism, including examining how the organization can best serve its advisers of color.

Read the 2020 JEA board diversity, equity and inclusion directive.

JEA's Commitment to Diversity was approved by the board Nov. 13, 2021.

DEI resources

JEA partners with the Diversity Pledge Institute for Newsroom Diversity Survey to better understand the national landscape of high school journalism.

Newsroom Diversity Audit pilot group survey results shared as JEA prepares for next steps in "All In" project.

American School in London's Standard staff writes diversity statement, evaluates effectiveness, creates plan for improvement.

Wendy Turner, CJE, of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, Kentucky, receives 2023 Diversity Award.

Adriana Chavira, MJE, shares her thoughts on Latino representation in scholastic journalism during Hispanic Heritage Month.

JEA Executive Director Veronica Purvis, MSM, CAE, shares her perspective, leadership experience and vision on diversity, equity and inclusion.

At the April 7, 2022 board of directors meeting, President Sarah Nichols, MJE, shared a report outlining JEA’s ongoing efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion work.

Female sports journalists share their experiences during Women's History Month.

Odyssey Media Group receives 2022 Diversity Award.

February celebrates Black History Month and Scholastic Journalism Week so it is fitting that we use this time to examine the work of Black journalists in the past and now, as well as how race has been depicted in the media. Here are 10 examples that amplify Black voices in the media.

Sarah Nichols, MJE, recaps a 2021 NCTE presentation about empowering student voices and shares 37 examples from student media addressing inequalities in their communities.

Louisa Avery, MJE, shares practices and resources to help give scholastic journalism students a better sense of belonging — which leads to more cohesive staffs and diverse storytelling.

Centering Indigenous voices, accurately reporting on Indigenous communities in student media. It is important that all journalists learn more about tribal nations and their peoples, and that they work to amplify more voices from these communities.

LGBT History Month is a great time to consider how we cover LGBTQ+ experiences and history.

Student journalist shares how to improve diversity practices in student media through a diversity and inclusion editor position.

Educators for Antiracism share a myriad of resources to help bring equity to your classroom

"Anti-racist Writing Workshop" book guides educators to create inclusive classroom environments.

Virtual summer workshops and conferences provide affordable experiences for student journalists.

Professional journalists featured for Women's History Month inspiration.

In celebration and in remembrance, JEA presents three lessons on Black History and the media.

More than 50 years after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., his influence remains a legacy. The film "Hope and Fury" bridges the impact of the Civil Rights movement and television news.

If you're looking for ways to include antiracist activities seamlessly into your journalism curriculum, Tolerance.org is a great place to start.

NPR's Code Switch: How a podcast makes me a better teacher.

Sarah Verpooten, MJE and Kristin Taylor, CJE invite members participate in a book study and Zoom discussion Oct. 21 about the book "Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain."


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