Ellie Bourdo, Intern, Wisconsin Journalism Education Association
JANUARY 22, 2024
Governor Evers has declared the week of Feb. 19-23 as Scholastic Journalism Week in Wisconsin. The proclamation highlights the importance of scholastic journalism and commemorates the 100 years of the Journalism Education Association (JEA).
The announcement recognizes the contributions of student journalists throughout Wisconsin and honors the legacy of JEA, which has continued to foster journalistic excellence for a century.
The Journalism Education Association, founded in 1924, has continued to play a crucial role in shaping the future of journalism education. Their mission to promote and support scholastic journalism has driven the development of ethical and informed journalism practices among students.
Scholastic Journalism Week celebrates student journalists’ dedication and hard work across Wisconsin.
As part of the celebratory events, the “100 things we love about Wisconsin journalism” list has been launched to mark JEA’s centennial milestone. The list, compiled by advisers across the state, showcases the history and achievements of journalism in Wisconsin and serves as a testament to the state’s journalistic abilities.
The “100 Things” about Wisconsin Journalism list is a compilation of notable moments, influential figures, stories and significant memories within scholastic Wisconsin Journalism over the past century.
All are encouraged to show their support for the next generation of journalists. The week will acknowledge student journalists’ achievements and emphasize their crucial role in fostering informed communities.