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.