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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.

Teacher revives student news media after attending ASNE’s Reynolds High School Journalism Institute

Carlos Briano had a newspaper problem. The El Dorado (Texas) High School teacher couldn’t get enough students to maintain the school’s newspaper. Although the school had an award-winning yearbook, its newspaper didn’t receive much attention. “My newspaper was going in the opposite direction (of the yearbook), which pained me terribly because I used to work at the local paper here,” said Briano, who was an editor at the El Paso Times before breaking into teaching. The school’s...  Read More »

Reynolds High School Journalism Institute boosts teacher confidence, strengthens skills

After attending the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute this past summer, 135 teachers from across the country now feel more confident in their ability to teach diverse topics ranging from news writing to social media. "Teacher training is essential to vibrant student media programs,” said Le Anne Wiseman, director of the American Society of News Editors’ Youth Journalism Initiative, which administers...  Read More »

Celebrate, teach Bill of Rights Dec. 15, apply for 1 For All First Amendment Challenge

Bill of Rights Day offers an annual opportunity to celebrate and teach the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. Ratified on Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights balances the role of government with protecting individual freedom, and it has been the cornerstone of American democracy for the past 223 years. Teachers who celebrate Bill of Rights Day with their secondary-school students also become eligible to participate in the ...  Read More »

Reynolds High School Journalism Institute applications now available

Applications for the 2015 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute, the premier summer workshop for secondary-school advisers, are now available at SchoolJournalism.org. The Institute, administered by the American Society of News Editors’ Youth Journalism Initiative, is held at four universities across the country and provides wide-­ranging journalism education...  Read More »

Don’t miss your chance at $1,000 for teaching the First Amendment!

If you teach the First Amendment in your classroom, then you could be eligible to win $1,000. The 1 For All First Amendment Challenge is awarding teachers and schools for innovative teaching of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Forty secondary-school teachers or groups of teachers will receive $1,000, and 40 dedicated schools will receive a...  Read More »

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 »

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