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Why do you teach scholastic journalism?

Watch teachers from the 2014 ASNE/Reynolds High School Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri articulate the purpose and value of scholastic journalism.

Searchlights and Sunglasses Prepares Students for the Future of Journalism

Eric Newton presented updates to his free digital journalism book, Searchlights and Sunglasses, at the recent Green Shoots in Journalism conference hosted by the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. “No one who teaches young people knows what the future of journalism will be, and if they say they do, don’t believe them,” said Newton, senior...  Read More »

Reynolds High School Journalism Institute inspires teachers across the country

After attending the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri this past summer, Shelley Petkovsek knew the experience would transform her teaching. What she did not expect, however, was how her school community would embrace the changes. “The impact on my classroom has been me releasing control to the students,” Petkovsek said. “It is their yearbook, their newspaper, and I am the facilitator-adviser. That has been great. I haven’t had to take any sports photos...  Read More »

MobileVideoDIY giving away 10 free mobile gear bags to student journalism programs

Journalism teachers are no longer limited in their ability to add video to their curriculum because of the high cost of professional cameras and gear. Using smartphones and many free supporting apps, videos can now be shot, edited and shared with the world with a quality consistent with professionals. Teachers and students can now view tutorials available at MobileVideoDIY -- a mobile first website -- to learn how to make and share video stories using mobile devices and apps. To celebrate the...  Read More »

SPLC to join #ASNEchat on Nov. 11

On Nov. 11, the ASNE Youth Journalism Initiative Student Advisory Board will host its second Twitter chat. The chat’s topic centers around student press rights, as well as law and First Amendment issues faced by student media. The featured professional participant for this chat will be Frank LoMonte of the Student Press Law Center. LoMonte is the center’s executive director. He...  Read More »

Workshops help students learn from professional journalists

Many organizations across the U.S. host workshops for young journalists. One of the oldest workshops in the country is the annual Minority Journalism Workshop sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists. During the 2014 workshop held from Sept. 13 to Oct. 11, students learned basic skills, such as interviewing and storytelling, and focused on one of four areas, print/digital, broadcast/TV, public relations or photography. Students also produced content related to their interest...  Read More »

Tenth Annual Free Speech Week Begins Oct. 20

Today marks the first day of the 10th annual Free Speech Week — a nation-wide event founded by the Media Institute. Educators’ participation in Free Speech Week is especially important! Teachers can lead class discussions about the First Amendment, ask students to write an essay about the current state of free speech in America, assign students to research the history of the Constitution, or teach any of SchoolJournalism.org’s ...  Read More »

Apply to join the Student Advisory Board

Congratulations to the 2014-15 American Society News Editors Youth Journalism Initiative Student Advisory Board. The group of student journalists helps assure that SchoolJournalism.org serves the needs of students and advisers. So far, this year’s group has 90 members from all across the country, and there is still time to join! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more about the current members. "It's easy...  Read More »

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