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  • April 16, 2015 – JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention
  • April 23, 2015 – Florida Scholastic Press Association Convention
  • May 3, 2015World Press Freedom Day
  • July 6, 2015JEA Advisers Institute

Think carefully about April Fools’ Day content to avoid legal, ethical problems

Student journalists famously use April 1 as an annual opportunity to publish humorous material. Although some of these attempts at humor are successful, students should think carefully about April Fools’ Day content so that they retain their credibility come April 2. “Failed attempts at humor produce an unfortunate number of controversies that damage journalism programs,” said Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center. LoMonte said student news organizations should not use April Fools’ Day to pick on vulnerable people, including using racial stereotypes or...  Read More »

Ethics a critical component of journalism education

Doing the right thing in a professional environment isn’t always easy, but it’s especially important in journalism, when the consequences of an action can be broadcast to an entire community. Like professional journalists, students should hold themselves to a high ethical standard that emphasizes serving the needs of their community and readers before their own. ASNE member Gene Foreman, a former managing editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the inaugural Foster Professor of Journalism at Penn State University, said that ethical standards are an important distinguishing characteristic...  Read More »

One week left to apply to Reynolds High School Journalism Institute

Applications for the 2015 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute are due March 15. The Institute is the premier summer workshop for secondary-school advisers and provides wide-­ranging journalism education and hands-­on experience. The 2015 Institute will include one week of on-campus training combined with pre- and post-Institute instruction online. Teachers who have previously attended the Institute are welcome...  Read More »

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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.