WJEA recognizes that, through cooperative efforts, the field of scholastic journalism can be improved; therefore WJEA is affiliated with the Journalism Education Association (JEA). The state president is the official JEA delegate. WJEA is also affiliated with the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA).
WJEA annually contributes a minimum of $500 to the Student Press Law Center, an organization that fights for advisers and their students in all legal matters.
Other Helpful Sites:
JEA Student Press Rights Commission: Educates school and non-school communities about how the First Amendment protections support free and journalistically responsible student news media in their role in 21st century learning and civic engagement.
Dow Jones News Fund: Created by the editors of the Wall Street Journal; provides internships and scholarships to college students, career literature, fellowships for high school journalism teachers and publications advisers and training for college journalism instructors.
American Society of News Editors (ASNE): ASNE is the leading organization of daily newspaper editors in the Americas. Members share ideas, develop programs and projects for good journalism.
Columbia Scholastic Press Association: Comprehensive site for scholastic journalism. Includes conferences, contests, books and other information for student journalists.
Quill & Scroll Society: Based at the University of Iowa, Quill & Scroll is the international honorary society for high school journalism.
Poynter Institute: Educational resources and articles for journalists.
Media membership organizations
- Columbia Scholastic Press Advisers Association: A professional organization of teachers/advisers devoted to the development of the student press and education.
- Indiana High School Press Association: Focuses on high school journalism education through workshops, resources and contests.
- Inland Press Association: Newspaper association specializing in training options for all newspaper departments, industry research in newspaper costs, revenues and compensation.
- Iowa High School Press Association: High school journalism education site that seeks to encourage and educate student journalists and improve scholastic media programs.
- Journalism Teachers Only: Guides and resource materials for j-teachers.
- National Press Photographers Association: Site includes member galleries, resources, contest information and a student section.
- North Carolina Scholastic Media Association: Serves and promotes scholastic journalism.
- Radio-Television News Directors Association: World’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism.
- Society for News Design: Focuses on design issues for professional media organizations. Lots of examples of innovative design.
- Society of Professional Journalists: Site of the member organization that includes resource materials, contest information and many other member services.