In 2007 the Journalism Education Association created a national mentoring program with its goal of retaining new journalism teachers and curbing the adviser turnover rate in the field. Oregon was one of the first states to pilot the program and has had an active mentoring program ever since.

Ellen Kersey of Salem is the current mentor in Oregon.

Teachers interested in the program or becoming a “mentee” should contact JEA State Director Brian Eriksen at thebrianeriksen@gmail.com