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Scholastic Journalism Organizations

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Regular Membership: includes detailed critique, Crown judging, 30 free Gold Circle entries, Special Edition Crown Awards DVD. [Digital $239, Print $239, Hybrid $279]

Associate Membership: includes Crown judging, 30 free Gold Circle entries, Special Edition Crown Awards DVD. NO critique included. [$199]

Basic Membership: includes 30 free Gold Circle entries, Special Edition Crown Awards DVD. NO critique, NO Crown Awards entry included. [$179]

Yearbook Membership | Level 1: $109 | Level 2 (includes critique): $189
This membership is for yearbook publications. All students on the yearbook staff and advisers of that yearbook are covered under that membership.  Yearbook members are eligible for the Yearbook Pacemaker.

Newspaper Membership | Level 1: $109 | Level 2 (includes critique): $189
This membership is for tabloid, broadsheet and newsmagazine publications. All students on the newspaper staff and advisers of that newspaper are covered under that membership. Newspaper members are eligible for the Newspaper and Online Pacemakers.

Online Membership | Level 1: $109 | Level 2 (includes critique): $189
This membership is for news websites that do not accompany a print publication. All students on the online staff and advisers of that newspaper are covered under that membership. Online members are eligible for the Online Pacemaker.

Broadcast Membership | $69
This membership is for TV and radio broadcasts. All students on the broadcast staff and advisers of that newspaper are covered under that membership. Broadcast members are eligible for the Broadcast Pacemaker.

Literary Magazine Membership | Level 1: $109 | Level 2 (includes critique): $189
This membership is for literary arts magazines. All students on the magazine staff and advisers of that magazine are covered under that membership. Magazine members are eligible for the Magazine Pacemaker.

The Journalism Education Association is the largest scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers. Put simply, we educate teachers on how to educate students.

We fulfill this goal through numerous activities: We provide training around the country at national conventions and institutes. We offer national certification for teaching high school journalism. We publish print and online resources on the latest trends in journalism education. We provide avenues for virtual discussion among teachers, as well as communities and mentoring to learn best practices. We monitor and actively defend First Amendment and scholastic press rights issues across the country.

Among JEA’s more than 2,700 members are journalism teachers and publications advisers, media professionals, press associations, adviser organizations, libraries, publishing companies, newspapers, radio stations and departments of journalism. JEA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Since 1924, JEA has been leading the way in scholastic journalism and media education.

We encourage, support and recognize individual student initiative and achievement in scholastic journalism, regardless the medium.

To recognize every student, through induction into the society, who meets the criteria established by the society.

Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists was organized April 10, 1926, at the University of Iowa by renowned pollster George H. Gallup and a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication.

Since its founding, school charters have been granted to more than 11,300 high schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 29 foreign countries. Media advisers in chartered schools are eligible to recommend outstanding high school journalism students for membership in Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society.

Student Television Network supports, promotes, and recognizes excellence in scholastic broadcast journalism, filmmaking and multimedia.

 

STN was started in 1999 by a group of teachers who wanted to support and encourage scholastic broadcasting and to provide a forum for teachers to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from professionals in the industry. Over the past 20 years, STN has expanded to include film, media and other forms of communication taught in high schools and middle schools. STN serves teachers and students with curriculum, communication and competitions year-round.

In 2004, STN held its first convention in Los Angeles where students and teachers convened for several days of education, competition and networking with each other and professionals. That convention has now grown to 3,000 attendees and has taken place in LA, Anaheim, Dallas, Orlando, San Diego, Atlanta, Nashville and Seattle.

STN now offers a Resource section on the website. Members can visit this section for lesson plans, resource links and video tutorials on many subjects. The tutorials are produced by industry professionals who share their knowledge with STN schools.  

The STN ListServ allows teachers to communicate directly with one another. Teachers can post a question and expect a multitude of replies immediately. STN also uses the ListServ to communicate important information to members.

STN hosts several student competitions throughout the school year. Challenges present a prompt and allow students 6 days to complete a video entry.

STN Nationals encourage students to submit their best work in many specific categories. Broadcast Journalism and Film Excellence celebrate the best programs.

STN also hosts a Teacher Video Contest and awards for the STN Student of the Year and Teacher of the Year.