November 29, 2017 Email Newsletter

This is the Newsletter sent out on November 29, 2017 by the JEA Louisiana Chapter about the upcoming Loyola/JEA Spring Conference to be held on February 1, 2018.



Save The Date – Spring 2018 Loyola/JEA Conference

The Spring 2018 Loyola/JEA Louisiana State Conference will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018. This will be a one-day conference filled with sessions on broadcast, online, yearbook, newspaper and social media for high school journalism students.

The conference will also host the first Louisiana JEA Journalist of the Year (JOY) and Tom Bell Silver Scribe Contests. The Louisiana JEA JOY will represent Louisiana at the JEA National Conference in San Francisco in April of 2018.

The Louisiana Journalist of the Year will also be offered a full-tuition scholarship to the Loyola School of Mass Communication. The guidelines for eligibility will follow the JEA National JOY criteria.

Fall 2017 Conference Is In The Books!

Thanks to all the advisers, students and presenters that participated in the first ever Loyola/JEA Louisiana State Conference. We had nearly 150 participants. It was a good day with plenty of informative presentations given by members of the New Orleans Press Club, industry professionals and Loyola School of Mass Communication Faculty.

Here is a list of participating schools and we hope to have even more for the Spring 2018 Conference.

  • Academy of Our Lady – Marrero
  • Archbishop Chapelle High School – Metairie
  • Ellender High School – Houma
  • Jesuit High School – New Orleans
  • Mount Carmel Academy – New Orleans
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal School – Metairie
  • St. Paul’s School – Covington
  • St. Scholastica Academy – Covington
  • Riverdale High School – Jefferson

Registration is OPEN for Loyola/JEA Fall Conference

Registration for the Fall 2017 Loyola University New Orleans/Journalism Education Association conference is now open.  The event will be held on the Loyola Campus primarily in the Danna Student Center and Monroe Library.


The event is open to High School Journalism programs in yearbook, broadcast, online and newspaper programs in Louisiana. Cost is $25 per student and adviser and includes lunch and a conference t-shirt.

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017
  • Checkin from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in Danna Student Center, St. Charles Room
  • Conference begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Session Times are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Sessions will be held in Danna Center and Monroe Library
  • 50 Minute campus tours will be available
  • Free onsite car parking
  • Bus drop-off area at the corner of Calhoun St. & St. Charles Ave.
  • Sorry, no onsite bus parking available
  • $25 cost per Adviser & Student
  • Cost includes lunch and conference t-shirt

For more information please contact Albert Dupont at 504-865-2653 or

JEA Louisiana Planning Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Conference


Loyola University New Orleans is offering a fall and spring one-day conference for high school journalism students and advisers on campus to replace the prestigious Silver Scribe Journalism Contest.

This will be through the Journalism Education Association — a National scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers.

Our dates are Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 and Thursday, February 1, 2018 both 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The sessions are geared to yearbook, newspaper, online and broadcast journalism students and advisers. In the September session, we will give you information that you and your students can use during the school year.  

Proposed sessions would include digital storytelling, photography, videography, interviewing techniques, creating online portfolios, social media strategies, headline and summary writing, critical review, etc.

In January, we will have a journalism competition focusing on the same skills.  During this competition, we will award the JEA Louisiana State Journalist of the Year and the Tom Bell Loyola University Silver Scribe awards. The JEA Louisiana State Journalist of the Year would represent Louisiana in the JEA Spring 2018 National Convention in San Francisco.  

I appreciate any feedback that you have on the proposed conference and if this is something you would be interested in attending with your students.

For more information on the JEA and the Loyola University School of Mass Communication please take a look at the following links:

Journalism Education Association
JEA Digital Media Site
Loyola University School of Mass Communication

Thank You,
Albert Dupont Jr.
JEA Louisiana State Director

Technology Coordinator
Loyola University New Orleans
School of Mass Communication
Campus Box 201
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Email: and
Office: 504-865-2653
Cell: 504-465-0637

Presenting Session at JEA/NSPA Conference

Please join me on Friday, November 11 at 1pm in Room 304 for a Broadcast Advisers Roundtable discussion.  Hoping for some lively discussion, idea sharing and making connections.

On Saturday, November 12th I will be presenting a session on “Preparing to be a Broadcast News Anchor.”  … Stay Classy Indy!!!

news-anchor-jea roundtable_jea

FREE Fall Journalism Workshop for Louisiana and Mississippi

The Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association is sponsoring a one day FREE workshop for newspaper, yearbook, website and magazine high school students and advisors.

Session topics include: page design, social media, writing, law and ethics, photo storytelling, advising, leadership, deadline strategies, stories with impact and trends.

The workshop will take place Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Lafayette High School in Oxford, Mississippi from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  To register please email by August 26th.

Click here ->JEA Fall 2016 Workshop to download a PDF Flyer with more information.


Live Streaming with YouTube

youtube1With graduation “season” looming you may have thought about streaming your school’s graduation ceremony online.

I recently wrote an article for the Journalism Education Association’s Digital Media Website on how to stream with a NewTek Tricaster on YouTube, but the setup would work with other systems besides the Tricaster.

For the 2016 Destrehan and Hahnville Graduations we will be using a MacBook Pro Laptop with a Blackmagic Design Mini-Recorder with a Thunderbolt connection.  To get the signal to the web we will be using the free version on Wirecast.

Click Here -> Article for JEA Digital Media’s Website