October 8, 2013 / News & Notes

Two Walsworth representatives receive Certified Journalism Adviser designation from JEA

Written by Idea File Staff

Overland Park, Kan. (Oct. 8, 2013) – A yearbook sales representative and a Marketing Department supervisor from Walsworth Yearbooks have obtained the Certified Journalism Educator (CJE) designation from the Journalism Education Association (JEA).

Valerie Tanke has been a Walsworth sales representative in northern Indiana and parts of Illinois and Michigan for more than 20 years. Tanke was a yearbook and newspaper adviser at the high school level for 13 years, and was the recipient of the Adviser of the Year for the Indiana High School Press Association. She taught in both city and suburban schools in Indiana. She is a frequent instructor at local, state and national workshops and conventions.

David Massy, Walsworth’s Marketing Services Supervisor, has been with Walsworth for 24 years. Prior to that, he taught and advised national award-winning publications in Indiana and Iowa for 13 years. Among his projects at Walsworth, he led development of The Yearbook Suite curriculum guide, the Possibilities idea book and the annual Adviser Academy summer workshop for advisers. As a result of his work, Massy has been honored by JEA and NSPA with both the Pioneer and Medal of Merit.

JEA offers both Certified Journalism Educator and Master Journalism Education designations. The purpose of the designations is to promote professionalism in scholastic journalism.

Tanke and Massy will receive certificates and pins at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Boston during the Advisers Luncheon on Nov. 16.

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