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Watch teachers from the 2014 ASNE/Reynolds High School Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri articulate the purpose and value of scholastic journalism.
Entries for the 1 for All First Amendment Challenge are now being accepted through the 1 for All website. The challenge rewards creative ways to teach and raise awareness about the First Amendment. Forty talented teachers or groups of teachers will win a $1,000 prize, and 40 dedicated schools will receive a plaque to display their accomplishment. “We encourage every teacher and every... Read More »
News literacy is an imperative skill in the digital age. Every day, people are bombarded with information – some of it true, some of it false. The key is providing them the skills needed to differentiate news from noise. Because News Matters: A News Literacy Summit 2014 aims to increase the scope and impact of news and information literacy programs for students and all citizens nationwide. The summit will bring together more than 100 scholars, journalists, students and experts Sept. 14-15 in... Read More »
As an organization whose core mission includes protecting freedom of the press, the American Society of News Editors is especially disturbed by the events taking place this week in Ferguson, Missouri. From police physically assaulting citizens engaged in peaceful protest to arresting without cause reporters from The Washington Post and The Huffington Post, it is clear that there is a concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press. "From... Read More »
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Because News Matters: A News Literacy Summit will take place Sept. 14-15 in Chicago and will focus on the importance of teaching young people to differentiate fact from fiction in the news. About 100 students, journalists, scholars and teachers will share their ideas... Read More »
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