October 14, 2010 / 2010 Fall JEA/NSPA / News

JEA, NSPA reaching out at upcoming K.C. convention

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Up to 100 students and 30 journalism advisers will get a chance to attend next month’s Fall National High School Journalism in Kansas City for free, thanks to some special programs sponsored by the JEA/NSPA.

JEA will be organizing its one-day Outreach Academy on Nov. 11 for a select 30 advisers. The Academy was started in 2005 as a way to “reach out” to advisers from schools in low income, urban or rural areas.

Participation in the Outreach Academy program also comes with free registration to the full convention program.

The JEA/NSPA are also providing 100 need-based scholarships to students from around the Kansas City metro area, who will get the opportunity to attend the convention when they otherwise might not.

Both programs are part of the ongoing efforts to ensure that the national convention reaches more students and advisers each year.

Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.