2023 WJEA State Journalism Conference


Chris Schwalm, keynote speaker for the 2023 WJEA spring conference, works with the PBS News Hour Student Reporting Labs team as a Youth Media Producer supporting media production teachers and students to elevate teen voices across all mediums through transformative real-world educational opportunities.

Click the button above to register for the conference by Feb. 22. (CONTEST registration due Feb. 15)

Join WJEA at Mountlake Terrace High School on March 4 for a fast-paced day all about what you do in your student media. Rub elbows with media professionals, compete in our Write-Off Contests, and connect with other students and advisers who do what you do from around the state. Teachers may earn five clock hours for the day ($4 per hr.)



7:30 – 8:50 a.m.: Registration and check-in

9 – 11:20 a.m.: Write-Off Contests

9:30 – 11:20 a.m.: Sessions for non-contestants and adviser hospitality room

11:15 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.: Lunch (pre-ordered lunch or sack lunch from home for students and advisers; hosted lunch for judges and speakers)

12:30 – 1:25 p.m.: Keynote: Christopher  Schwalm

1:30 – 3:25 p.m.: Sessions for all attendees

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.: Awards Ceremony