Standards for Journalism Educators – from JEA

Latest revision, adopted by the JEA Board of Directors, Nov. 21, 2019

Secondary school journalism teachers must have a broad range of knowledge and performance abilities. Although their courses are frequently found in a school’s English department, their teaching responsibilities go beyond what most English or language arts curriculum requires. Therefore, these standards reflect a need to be skilled in teaching researching and reporting, writing, listening, speaking, leadership, cooperative processes, press law and ethics, fiscal responsibility, and multimedia design and production. To best teach verbal and visual storytelling relevant to a 21st-century audience, teachers must integrate story design into the curriculum. The mastery of these skills helps teachers prepare their students to become knowledgeable media producers and consumers essential to our democracy.

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Standards for Journalism Educators – from JEA