Balfour representatives, Brynda Everman and Clif Palmberg, were awarded Certified Journalism Educator (CJE) designations from the Journalism Education Association (JEA) at their national conference in Washington D.C. on Saturday, November 8.
The highly-respected CJE certification is held by fewer than 1 in 30 yearbook professionals. It demonstrates a broad knowledge of journalism, not just yearbooks. CJE testing covers publication and website design, photography, writing, court cases that affect scholastic journalism, ethics and more.
CJE recipient Brynda Everman is the representative for Balfour Yearbooks in Los Angeles. After more than 25 years of commercial printing and yearbook publishing experience, Brynda still feels at home in the classroom. Brynda has a talent for using technology in the classroom. Her CJE will benefit her yearbook students as she helps them maximize their production time with innovative ways of using commercial software and advanced project management skills.
Clif Palmberg is a 13-year veteran for Balfour Yearbooks in Dallas. His journey in yearbooks, scholastic journalism and photojournalism began in eighth grade. Though starting in Hays, Kansas, he has gone through journalistic experiences at Kansas State University and newspapers in Kansas, Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
JEA is an organization for scholastic journalism instructors and advisers. JEA offers educational opportunities, mentoring, curriculum, teaching resources, conventions and workshops, awards and professional certification for journalism teachers and advisers. JEA recently extended its certification program to members associated with commercial/business or professional enterprises.