WHAT THEY DO:
This small group of high school students serves in a variety of capacities, including meeting both online and at JEA/NSPA national conventions, answering press rights questions at a booth in the convention exhibit hall, planning new student programs to increase First Amendment awareness, building a network of students via Facebook and Twitter, planning and/or hosting press rights events at local and state conventions … and more.
In this first year, the group of eight presented a “Think F1rst” session and 45words booth at the national conventions, created an online presence (Facebook, Twitter , blog ), published an editors’ emergency kit and communicated with students in person and online to answer questions and offer support.
WHO THEY ARE:
Students in grades 9-11 who are part of a high school media staff and whose advisers are current JEA members are eligible to apply.
Candidates can complete the application below. Members of the JEA SPRC will select Student Partners based on applications submitted by the May 20 deadline. The application asks candidates to provide information about their experience in scholastic journalism and why they want to be involved. The application window is open from now until May 31, 2013