Lunch with the JEA President

Noon–1:50 p.m. Friday, April 15
Application deadline: March 15

Lunch with the President is an opportunity for student journalists to meet with JEA’s president for a press conference. It is a chance to practice journalism, report on the state of scholastic journalism and share ideas or agenda items coming from their own student media programs to be heard by the president. The special event is a multi-way conversation to provide a meaningful experience connecting students from media programs around the country.

JEA will select up to 10 students to meet with the president. During lunch in the JEA suite, participants will have the president’s attention for ideas and suggestions related to student and adviser needs in scholastic journalism. Students are encouraged to produce some kind of piece based on the interview for their publication. JEA will promote the finished pieces on the organization’s website and social media accounts.

Selection: Students may apply individually or with one partner from their school. JEA leaders will select 10 students total to participate based on their answers to two essay questions on the online application. Selected students will be notified April 1 via email.