ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative launches launched today with brand new content for secondary school journalism advisers and students. is the newest offering from the Youth Journalism Initiative of the American Society of News Editors. The website, which replaces and, offers resources and lesson plans for teachers and contests and tools for students.

Journalism teachers and advisers can find information on varied subjects relating to journalism, including news and media literacy, writing and technology. Comprehensive lists of training opportunities and lesson plans provided by teachers from across the country are also available. offers fun and engaging educational opportunities for students. They can enhance their journalism and technology skills, learn about workshops and camps, and research college and scholarship opportunities. They can also apply for a spot on ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative Advisory Board and be the voice of youth journalism.

One of the most exciting features of is the introduction of ASNE’s new Youth Journalism Initiative contests. Students have the chance to win prizes and get their work published on the site by entering their stories, photos, videos or infographics into weekly writing, photography, video and multimedia contests, as well as monthly writing contests.

Visit and take a look around. There are many opportunities for interaction, including polls, social media links and a calendar of upcoming events. Teachers and students can join to get free email updates. Schools can add their publications to the School News Hub. aims to be a constantly evolving resource for journalism advisers and students. Please bookmark and check back frequently for updates and news from the scholastic journalism world.

ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative, launched in 2000, provides journalism-related training and resources for teachers and students across the curriculum.  Our goal is for every student to learn why news matters and acquire the skills needed to succeed as 21st-century citizens.

The American Society of News Editors focuses on leadership development and journalism-related issues. Founded in 1922 as a nonprofit professional organization, ASNE promotes fair, principled journalism, defends and protects First Amendment rights, and fights for freedom of information and open government. Leadership, innovation, diversity and inclusion in coverage and the journalism work force, youth journalism and the sharing of ideas are also key ASNE initiatives.

For more information, contact:
Le Anne Wiseman
Director, Youth Journalism Initiative
American Society of News Editors
209 Reynolds Journalism Institute
Columbia, MO  65211
Phone:  573-884-2689
Email: [email protected]