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.”

The members of WJEA are involved in the teaching or advising of various forms of journalism, including the publishing of newspapers, yearbooks, and magazines, as well as television and radio broadcasting and online. Whether you are a new adviser or an experienced one, we hope you find our organization helpful, and we urge you to get involved in our programs, events and award opportunities.