National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year

awardAbout the Award

The National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year program, sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, is designed to honor outstanding high school advisers and their exemplary work from the previous year, as well as throughout their careers.

Applicants must be a member of the Journalism Education Association to be eligible for this award.

Announcement of winners will be made in February. Winners will be recognized during the adviser luncheon at the spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention where the Broadcast Adviser of the Year will speak. The top winners will be featured in the convention program and will be part of a panel discussion about scholastic broadcasting.

The winning teacher receives:

  • a plaque
  • a pin
  • an address to journalism educators at the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention
  • travel and hotel paid for the convention he or she receives the award
  • a monthly column space on JEADigitalMedia.org
  • a $1,000 award for the winner’s school to be used to buy equipment or for the broadcast classroom or to fund student scholarships to summer workshops.
  • a $500 personal prize

Distinguished advisers receive:

  • a plaque
  • $500 which may be used to buy equipment for the broadcast classroom or to fund student scholarships to summer workshops
  • a quarterly column space on JEADigitalMedia.org

Special Recognition Advisers will receive:

  • a plaque
  • a quarterly column space on JEADigitalMedia.org

How to Apply

APPLY ONLINE NOW

The committee seeks those with at least three years’ experience. The nominee must complete the application and submit:

  • up to five letters of support (PDF)
  • an updated resume (PDF)
  • a high-quality color head shot of at least 200 ppi in JPG form
  • up to six links to segments or shows students have produced in the past two school years.

The application should be filled out here using our online survey. Applicants will be able to upload their letters of support, resume and head shot within the survey. Please note, the survey must be completed in one sitting so it is suggest to applicants to copy/paste the questions into another program like Google Docs or Microsoft Word, answer the questions there, and then copy and paste the answers into the submission form.

Once the online application has been submitted, applicants should receive a confirmation email from JEA Headquarters within 48 hours.

DEADLINE: The application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CST on Oct. 15.

Please direct any questions about the application process to: staff@jea.org or call JEA headquarters at 785-532-5322.

Selection Process

An advisory panel will review the applications. It will weigh each teacher’s service in local, state or national organizations, service to JEA, personal awards, quality of the student work, their philosophy and approach to student press rights and ethics.

Applicants are also asked to identify an issue they would like to address as Broadcast Adviser of the Year.

Points will be awarded, and the top advisers will be named National Broadcast Adviser of the Year, Distinguished Adviser or Special Recognition Adviser. Award notifications will be made in January.

Winning teachers will be guests of the Advisers’ Luncheon during the JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention.

About the Sponsor

IthacaThe title sponsor for this award is the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.

With its commitment to nurturing the creative, sustainable, progressive, and enlightened practice of communications in all its forms, the Park School is a leader in preparing students not just to get a job — but to create the future of communications. The Park School offers nine undergraduate and two graduate degree programs spanning the full range of contemporary communications disciplines.

For more information on the Park School, visit www.ithaca.edu/rhp.

Past Recipients

2015
Broadcast Adviser of the Year
Don Goble, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Mo.

Distinguished Broadcast Advisers
Dave Davis, Hillcrest High School, Springfield, Mo.
Matt Rasgorshek, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.

2014
Broadcast Adviser of the Year
Michael Hernandez, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Distinguished Broadcast Advisers
Alyssa Boehringer, MHS1, McKinney (Texas) High School
Don Goble, LHS-TV and Films, Ladue Horton Watkins High School, St. Louis, Mo.

Special Recognition Broadcast Advisers
Michelle Turner, Blue Jay Journal TV, Washington (Mo.) High School
Matthew Rasgorshek, Warrior Television, Westside High School, Omaha, Neb.

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