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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.

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 »

ASNE rallies support for student journalism; Northern Highlands Board of Education tables vote

The American Society of News Editors rallied support for freedom of the press after the Northern Highlands Board of Education in New Jersey planned to enact a restrictive regulation for student publications. The Board tabled its vote planned for Oct. 7 after ASNE and the Student Press Law Center wrote letters explaining why the proposed regulation and the actions preceding it do not promote good journalistic practices. “ASNE gets...  Read More »

ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative plans Twitter chat for student journalists

ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative will host Twitter chats using #ASNEchat to promote the discussion of issues important to high school journalists. Members of the initiative’s Student Advisory Board will brainstorm and vote on the chat topics in their closed Facebook group, but anyone is welcome to participate in the chats. The first chat is planned at 8 p.m. EDT Oct. 16; the topic will be announced Oct. 13. Chats will focus on a general topic of interest and will be organized so that multiple...  Read More »

National newspaper, yearbook weeks offer opportunity to celebrate student media

National Newspaper Week and National Yearbook Week are being celebrated Oct. 5-11. More than 94 percent of U.S. public high schools produce yearbooks and more than 64 percent publish newspapers, according to the most recent survey by the Center for Scholastic Media at Kent State University. With more than 18,000 public high schools in the U.S., the newspapers and yearbooks produced have significant impact...  Read More »

Register for scholastic journalism conventions this fall

Scholastic journalism conventions and conferences bring together teachers, students and industry experts to explore different aspects of journalism and enhance students’ skills. There are national, state and regional conventions planned throughout the fall around the country. “The value of in-person instruction cannot be overstated,” said Kelly Furnas, Executive Director of the Journalism Education Association. “Being able to see what your peers and colleagues are doing all around the...  Read More »

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