What: Annual award given to recognize excellence in broadcast media advising.
When: The award will be given at the Spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention each year.
Why: This award brings attention to model broadcast journalism programs and advisers and raises awareness of this medium in schools nationally.
How you can help: We are looking for sponsors to help fund the award annually. Our goal would be to raise $5,000 annually to fully fund this award. Sponsors will be recognized during the awards presentation, listed in the convention program, included in all promotional materials as well as listed on the JEA website.
- Platinum Level Sponsor ($5,000) – A platinum level sponsor would commit to serving as the title sponsor for the award. The award would officially be named after the sponsor and tagged as such in all promotion through advertisements, publicity, winner plaques and official award communication. For example, if the Journalism Education Association was the sole Platinum level sponsor of the award it would be called the “National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year Award, sponsored by the Journalism Education Association.” Platinum level sponsors would also have the option of having a voting member on the adviser of the year selection committee.
- Gold Level Sponsors ($2,000) – A Gold Level sponsor would be a supporting sponsor whose logo and name would be tagged on all communication. Gold Level sponsors would also have the option of having a voting member on the adviser of the year selection committee.
- Silver ($1,000) – A Silver Level sponsor would be an associate sponsor whose logo and name would be tagged on all communication associated with the award.
- Bronze (up to $999) – A Bronze Level sponsor would be a sponsor who donates money or product at this level. These sponsors would be tagged as a sponsor of the award on JEADigitalMedia.org and JEA.org as well as on the program handed out at the ceremony honoring the winners.
Below would be the tentative plans on how this program would work. The details below are similar to what is done with the newspaper and yearbook advisers of the year and final plans would be solidified once the sponsor(s) has been identified.
The National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year program, sponsored by Lindenwood University, 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.
Full information about the award and application process can be found here.