Reynolds High School Journalism Institute
Applications are due March 1, 2014.
The Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes are intensive two-week journalism training programs for secondary school teachers. The Institutes combine in-depth instruction on journalism skills and hands-on experience. Teachers learn how to produce top-notch student publications, primarily online with multimedia tools. Travel, housing, meals and materials are paid by the Institutes. Participants can select from the following dates:
- June 15-27, 2014
- July 6-18, 2014
- July 14-25, 2014
The following four universities host the Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes:
- Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona
- Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
- University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
- University for Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
The Institutes not only provide participants with continuing education credit, but also cover an array of topics, including news literacy, reporting, writing, editing, multimedia, photojournalism, online layout and design, journalistic credibility, ethics and responsibilities, opinion pages, the future of news, business-side skills, First Amendment matters, privacy and the state of scholastic press freedom. For more details, see syllabi from the Institutes here.
As part of the Institutes, teachers tour major print publications and take field trips to learn how to report on live events. Each teacher completes various projects throughout the Institutes to gain valuable experience. Teachers also develop lesson plans and journalism curriculum. The Institutes also make learning fun. Best of all, the Institutes are free — thanks to funding by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.