Mentors: I’m sharing an announcement from Jane Blystone that you may want to discuss with your mentees.

by Jane Blystone
JEA Student Press Rights Commission member

Jane Blystone

Is there a story your student media outlet has published that has made a difference in your community?  If so, we would like to consider your story for  publication.

The Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission is looking for such stories to share.  Is there a story student journalists at your school have written that has made an impact in your school or community?  We would like to hear your story and share it to encourage other student journalists.

We want to show scholastic journalists can — and consistently do — develop stories which demonstrate professionalism, make a difference in the lives of peers, school and community and exemplify research, responsibility and courage. The Commission hopes this work can be an inspiration to students, advisers, parents, administrators, lawmakers and professional journalists.

We¹re looking for student journalism in any of its forms — electronic media, newspapers, yearbooks, multimedia — from this year or previous years.  The submission should reflect student-selected content of high journalistic quality that had an impact on the school or community.

Include with submission:

  • Statement about how this story made a difference
  • Electronic version of the story  can be PDF, JPG, PNG, MP3, M4V
  • Submit package for consideration to jane.blystone at  by March 1.
  • Include contact information for person submitting package.

I can be reached at the e-mail address above if you have questions or ideas, or if your would like to Skype contact me , my Skype name is jblystone.