Value of Membership
Q: What is the cost of membership?
A: For a single year, it is $30. If you sign up for two years, you pay $45. You may also renew your JEA membership through us, using a single form and single payment. Click on the button below to join or renew.
Q: What do my students and I get for joining?
A: The JEANC board is committed to providing value to students and advisers. Members can enjoy the following: contests, conventions, and a scholarship opportunity. The annual contest, introduced in 2006, will offer students from newspaper and yearbook staffs an opportunity to see how they compete with other publications across northern California. To compete, the adviser must be a current JEANC member.
Our marquee annual event is NorCal Media Day at Palo Alto High School. The event is free to students whose advisers are JEANC members. Members also receive news about other workshops and contests throughout Northern California, and we often hold summer workshops — offered at a reduced rate for JEANC members.
Finally, the Arnetta Garcin Scholarship, which pays $500 to the Northern California Journalist of the Year, determines the California representative to the national contest. The 2010 northern California winner went on to win the national competition, earning another $5,000, and we have had several runners-up in the years since. Students who submit a portfolio for this competition must have an adviser who is a JEANC member.
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Q: What else does JEANC offer?
A: Any journalism organization is a valuable support network. Typically, the publication adviser at a school is alone. At the most, there might be two such teachers at one school: the newspaper and yearbook adviser. When you make connections with others across the state, you have people who can offer valuable suggestions and help you through tough times. Feel free to e-mail anyone on the board, many of whom have a great deal of experience along with a few awards.