JEA First Amendment Press Freedom Award

From the JEA website: “FIRST AMENDMENT PRESS FREEDOM AWARD If you feel your school actively supports and honors the First Amendment through its student media, consider submitting an entry for ...


High school vs. college journalism (and the family that doesn’t change)

By Darian Eswine If you’re up there in high school years, you’re probably starting to think about college. At least, hopefully you’re starting to think about that. When I was ...


Indiana publication staffs receive top awards at last week’s JEA/NSPA convention

Pacemaker, tabloid (17 or more pages) The HiLite staff, Carmel High School Best of Show recipients Yearbook (225-274 pages) First Place: The Log staff, Columbus North High School Yearbook (
224 ...



Fall Convention Awards and Photos

Below are the award presentations for the 2014 Fall Convention. Congratulations to ...

Contest Opportunities

Elizabeth Granger, Lawrence Central High School, has gathered some upcoming contest info ...
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Changes to Student Journalist of the Year

After a couple of years making the transition, the JEA Student Journalist of ...

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Tom Gayda receives Pioneer Award

Tom Gayda, adviser of multiple publications at North Central High School, is one of just six advisers to receive the National Scholastic Press Association’s Pioneer Award for 2014. The Pioneer Award is presented to journalism educators who make substantial contributions to high school publications and journalism programs outside of their primary employment. Tom has served […]

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Two Indiana students selected for JEA’s 45 Words Partners

Two Indiana high school student journalists were selected from applicants nationwide to promote First Amendment awareness by opening dialogue with other students around the country via social media and at local and national student media conventions. They are Luke Haag, a junior at North Central High School, and the first junior to become editor-in-chief of the […]

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You Can’t Win ‘Em All

By Dennis Cripe Editors assigned to write their newspaper’s next editorial should first think about the last argument they actually won. Maybe, young scribe, it was the time you convinced your dad that you really did need the new iPhone. Or the time you persuaded your mom to extend curfew so you could attend a concert. I […]

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