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Searchlights and Sunglasses prepares students for the future of journalism

November 19, 2014

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 journ...

Reynolds High School Journalism Institute inspires teachers across the country

November 10, 2014

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...

MobileVideoDIY giving away 10 free mobile gear bags to student journalism programs

November 6, 2014

Journalism teachers are no longer limited in their ability to add video to their curriculum because of the high cost of professional cameras and gear. Using smartphones and many free supporting apps, videos can now be shot, edited and shared with the world with a quality consistent with professionals. Teachers...

SPLC to join #ASNEchat on Nov. 11

November 3, 2014

On Nov. 11, the ASNE Youth Journalism Initiative Student Advisory Board will host its second Twitter chat. The chat’s topic centers around student press rights, as well as law and First Amendment issues faced by student media. The featured professional participant for this chat will be Frank LoMonte ...

Workshops help students learn from professional journalists

October 28, 2014

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...

Tenth annual Free Speech Week begins Oct. 20

October 20, 2014

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...

Apply to join the Student Advisory Board

October 14, 2014

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...

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

October 8, 2014

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 l...

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

October 8, 2014

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...

National newspaper, yearbook weeks offer opportunity to celebrate student media

October 7, 2014

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...