WJEA provides advisers with the necessary tools to teach their students how to become better journalists. Our offerings…
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This organization is committed to diversity of thought and amplifying voices in underserved communities.
WJEA awards and contests offer members and their students a platform to receive the recognition they deserve.
From one-day workshops to a four-day summer camp, WJEA offers several ways for advisers and their students to prepare for the year.
WJEA Summer Workshop 2022 July 27-30, 2022 [Note camp dates have changed — updated May 1.] Are you…
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Several organizations are devoted to scholastic journalism, but our particular emphasis is the support of journalism teachers and advisers in the state of Washington. Consistent with the mission of our parent national organization, JEA, "We support free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, by promoting professionalism, by encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and by fostering an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity."
As a professional organization, the WJEA provides support services in the field of scholastic journalism.
The WJEA believes:
* that student publications are an important, vital part of the school curriculum; that is essential to the survival of this country;
* that the student press should be as serious and responsible as the professional press, and toward this end offers many training options for both advisers and students;
* learning basic skills takes on new meaning and urgency when one immediately sees the results so graphically. Added to the basic skills are the invaluable traits of cooperation, punctuality, respect for each other, desire for truth, and self-confidence;
* that no other course of study offers more diversified training;
* that members should dedicate themselves to accomplish these and give
freely of their time and experience; and,
* that our purpose is support a free press in a democratic society. We intend to continue to work with administrators, legislators and members is this respect.