Journalism School For High School Teachers

Attention High School teachers! 

Here is an opportunity you may be interested in through the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute.  The Reynolds Institute, developed by ASNE (American Society of Newspaper Editors) is a two-week journalism training program for high school teachers.  Instruction is based on the core tenets of journalism and the skills needed to produce a top-notch youth publication – online and/or on paper. 

One hundred and seventy-five teachers will be competitively selected in 2010.  THERE IS NO COST TO THE TEACHER OR SCHOOL. 

WHO SHOULD APPLY?  High school journalism teachers, news media advisers, department heads and administrators may apply.  All academic disciplines are welcomed.  Do you have (or want to know) what it takes to help students start or re-energize a newspaper?  Are you passionate about journalism and First Amendment? 

We welcome teachers and advisers … 

… with little or no advising experience

…from schools that currently do not have a student news Web site.  We’ll get you started.

…and veterans eager to update skills.

The American Society of Newspaper Editors, founded in 1922, is a non-profit professional group.

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named.  Headquartered in Las Vegas, it is one of the largest private foundations in the U.S.

KEY TOPICS – Multimedia reporting, writing, editing, photjournalism, online and digital posting, layout and design, opinion pages, journalism credibility, ethics and responsibilities, the future of journalism and business-side skills.

OBJECTIVES – Help students start or improve a student newspaper online and/or on paper.  Enhance the teaching of journalism and the First Amendment.  A free and vital press is a cornerstone of democracy. Independent student newspapers that practice high journalistic standards inform and engage the entire school community.  Critical thinking, writing, citizenship and media literacy skills are developed, along with a sense of responsibility and caring.

BENEFITS – The Reynolds Institute pays for:  Continuing education credits determined at each university’s discretion upon completion of all assignments. Program and study materials.  Travel to and form the Institute that we pre-approve (flights are arranged by our designated agent OR mileage reimbursement, whichever costs less).  Housing (no roommate) and meals.  A journalism reference library and Membership to the Student Law Center, Journalism Education Association and state/regional scholastic press group.