Schedule for Feb. 1, 2018 Conference


  • 8 – 9:15 a.m.               Registration – 3rd Floor Near Mass Communication Office


  • 9:30 – 10 a.m.             Opening Ceremony in 4th Floor Studio A


  • 10:10 – 11 a.m.  Session One 
    • Studio A: Doug Mouton – WWL Sports Director & Press Club President
    • Maroon Office 3rd Floor: Roundtable Discussion with Maroon Student Leaders – Newspaper, Online & Broadcast Journalism
    • Room 324 Lab: R.J. Morgan – Ole Miss Professor & Director of Mississippi Scholastic Press Association – “Yearbook Copy That Matters”
    • Room 329 Lab: Kel Lemons – Balfour Yearbooks – “What’s Trending in Yearbook Design”


  • 11:10 – 12 p.m.  Session Two
    • Room 401 Lab: Darrin Post – WVUE-TV – Newscast Directing
    • Maroon Office 3rd Floor: Aaron Lee – New Orleans Press Club –  International Sports Journalism
    • Room 305: Melanie Spencer – Louisiana Life Magazine, Acadiana Profile Magazine and New Orleans Brides Magazine – “Magazine Journalism and How to Get Your Foot in the Door”
    • Room 329 Lab: Kel Lemons – Balfour Yearbooks – “Top Ten Design Tips”
    • ADVISERS – Mass Comm Office Conference Room 3rd Floor: Adviser Roundtable – Dr. Sonya Duhe´, Albert Dupont & R.J. Morgan – Disscussion of JEA, Future Conferences, Contest Improvements & Mississippi’s Successes


  • 12 – 1:50 p.m.  – LUNCH
    • Lunch in Room 402 – Studio A and T-Shirt Pickup
  • 12:20 – 12:55 p.m. – Campus Tour Available – Departing from Room 402


  •  1 – 1:50 p.m.  Session Three
    • Room 402 – Studio A: Lisa Collins – Loyola Professor & Former WDSU Producer – “Social Media Storytelling”
    • Room 331 – Donnelley Center – Workshop – “Dive Into Crisis Communications for Non-Profits”
    • Maroon Office 3rd Floor – Maroon Minute – Live Broadcast Demo – Maroon Student Leaders
    • Room 329 Lab: Bridget Sherrill – Herff Jones Yearbooks – Session – “I Should’ve Caught That! Why Attention to Details Matter”


  • 2 – 2:30 p.m.  – Closing Awards Ceremony
    • Room 402 – Studio A
    • Maroon & Gold Awards
    • JEA Louisiana State Journalist of the Year

Spring 2018 Contest Forms Now Available

Contest forms are now available and accepting entries for the Louisiana JEA State Journalist of the Year and the Loyola Tom Bell Silver Scribe Awards. Instructions for submitting are on the form.

Deadline for Journalist of the Year is SUNDAY, JAN.  21 AT 11:59 p.m.


Deadline for Loyola Tom Bell Silver Scribe Awards is FRIDAY, JAN. 26 AT 4 p.m.


Loyola Tom Bell Silver Scribe Contest Categories

  • Writing Category (Yearbook, Newspaper or Online)
    • News writing
    • Sports writing
    • Feature writing
    • Headline writing
    • Editorial writing
  • Photography Category (Yearbook, Newspaper or Online)
    • News photograph
    • Sports photograph
    • Feature photograph
  • Broadcast Package Category
    • News story
    • Sports story
    • Feature story
    • Entertainment video (music video, skit, etc.)
  • Broadcast Public Service Announcement (PSA) Category
    • :30 seconds or less
    • Longer than :30 seconds
  • Broadcast Show Category
    • Daily/Weekly news show
    • Monthly, bi-weekly or less frequent news show
    • Daily/Weekly sports show
    • Monthly, bi-weekly or less frequent sports show
  • Live Event Broadcast Show Category
    • Sporting Event
    • Non-sporting event (graduation, school play, concert, etc.)
  • Website Category (Overall Website)
    • Publication Website

Spring Conference Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Louisiana JEA Conference to be held on the campus of Loyola University. The conference will also host the JEA Louisiana Journalist of the Year Contest and the Tom Bell Silver Scribe Awards.


Forms to enter the JEA Louisiana Journalist of the Year Contest and the Tom Bell Silver Scribe Awards will be available soon and posted on this website.

The conference will feature sessions on yearbook, broadcast, online, social media, podcasting and newspaper journalism. The conference will conclude with an awards ceremony after lunch in the Loyola Danna Student Center. A separate email will soon follow to enter the Journalist of the Year and Tom Bell Silver Scribe Awards.

The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium on the third floor of Monroe Hall.

8 – 9:15 a.m. – Check in – Nunemaker Auditorium Lobby – 3rd Floor Monroe Hall
9:30 – 10 a.m. – Opening Session – Nunemaker Auditorium – 3rd Floor Monroe Hall
10:10 – 11 a.m. – Session One (various campus locations)
11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Session Two (various campus locations)
12 – 12:50 p.m. – Lunch – Danna Student Center St. Charles Room
1 – 1:50 p.m. – Session Three (various campus locations)
2 – 2:45 p.m. – Closing Ceremony and Awards

Session programs will be available Thursday, Jan. 18, and will be posted on the JEA Louisiana website and emailed.

Journalist of the Year Contest

The Louisiana State JEA Journalist of the Year/Tom Bell Silver Scribe Contest and individual contest application will be available Friday, January 12, 2018. The link will be available on this website and will be emailed to advisers on the JEA email list.

If you would like to be added to the JEA email list for Yearbook, Broadcast, Online and newspaper advisers please click on the link here -> CLICK HERE

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