Free graduate credit and training — apply now for Reynolds High School Journalism Institute

February 26, 2014

Attend the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute and receive free graduate credit or continuing education credit. These premier two-week summer workshops combine in-depth instruction on journalism skills and hands-on experience. Teachers learn how to produce top-notch student publications, primarily...

Sunshine Week 2014 starts March 16

February 25, 2014

Sunshine Week 2014 is just around the corner, and has prepared a list of ways that you can bring Sunshine Week into your classroom. Some of these resources include lesson plans about Sunshine Week and the First Amendment, how to make a FOIA request, and games to encourage civic engagement. Su...

PBS launches EducationShift

February 20, 2014

PBS recently announced a novel news literacy initiative that will excite journalism educators and practitioners alike. Titled EducationShift but nicknamed “EdShift,” this project launches with the hopes of “becoming the central hub for journalism educators, students and professionals to find resources, tools and support for transforming their work,” writes Kathleen Bartzen Culver, the ...

Protect free speech for student media

February 11, 2014

President’s Day on Feb. 17 is a great time to remember and celebrate press freedoms. Abraham Lincoln said, “Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe.” This sentiment is no less true today. For a 21st-century look at press freedom, read Three P’s to Protect Free Speech for Student Media by Dr. Erica Salkin for PBS MediaShift....

Scholastic Journalism Week Feb. 16-22

February 11, 2014

The Journalism Education Association has scheduled Feb. 16-22 as Scholastic Journalism Week. The goal of the week is to share the love. You can find out more information and ways to celebrate journalism in your school community at or on the Facebook page. Think about sharing your love for the wor...

Students, apply now for the opportunity to learn from professional journalists this summer

December 17, 2013

JCamp 2014 will be hosted by Emerson College in Boston from July 29 to Aug. 3. JCamp is a six-day intensive journalism training for high school students. Students learn from professional journalists and get hands-on training in writing, photography, television broadcasting, online media and reporting....

Sign up for investigative reporting program by Jan. 31 to receive discount

December 9, 2013

Interested in investigative reporting? Boston University’s New England Center for Investigative Reporting is offering two-week programs in July and August. Any student who enrolls by Jan. 31 will receive $100 off the price of tuition. For more information, visit

Youth Journalism Initiative to focus on skills development and teaching tools

December 6, 2013

The ASNE Youth Journalism Initiative's sponsored contests will end on Dec. 8. Feedback has indicated a higher interest in the Initiative's promotion of skills development, sharing of lesson plans, and creation of teaching and learning tools. The final winners of the contests will be notified by Dec....

ASNE sponsors Principal’s Guide to Scholastic Journalism

November 20, 2013

The American Society of News Editors is pleased to sponsor the publication of the Principal’s Guide to Scholastic Journalism through its Youth Journalism Initiative. The book's latest revisions offer a comprehensive look at how administrators can support exemplary scholastic journalism. Supporting...

Bring journalists into your classroom

November 7, 2013

Enhance classroom learning with Poynter's video replays of journalists, newsmakers, bloggers and war correspondents in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Each session is accompanied by readings, analysis and discussion activities. Students will learn the challenges foreign corresponde...