The Journalism Education Association’s Diversity Award honors a scholastic journalism teacher, student media adviser or scholastic journalism group demonstrating a commitment to cultural awareness and encouraging a multicultural approach with its student media staff, media production and/or community. The honoree must be in the forefront in promoting diversity in the scholastic media arena and must have taken steps to break down walls of misunderstanding and ignorance. This is a juried award. Entries are evaluated by a national panel of journalism educators consisting of members of the Multicultural Commission and/or individuals designated by the Multicultural Commission chair. The award program will include one winner. If the winner is a group, a representative of that group will receive the award. Honorable mentions may be given. The winner and honorable mentions, if any, will be recognized at the spring JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention awards luncheon.
Deadline: December 15, 2014