February 24, 2009

Deadline approaching for free journalism training

Source: NYSUT News Wire

The American Society of Newspaper Editors is once again offering journalism training for high school teachers in an intensive, two-week program this summer.

And it's completely free.

The Reynolds High School Journalism Institute enables and energizes a corps of teachers to help students start a campus newspaper, dramatically improving the quality of an existing newspaper and enhance teaching in areas that include journalism, English, social studies and civics.

hsj.orgInstruction is based on the core tenets of journalism and the skills needed to produce a top-notch scholastic publication, on paper or online. Topics covered include reporting, writing, editing, photojournalism, layout and design, opinion pages, journalistic credibility ethics and responsibilities, the future of daily newspapers and business-side skills. First Amendment matters, privacy and the state of scholastic press freedoms are also key topics.

The professional development opportunity is made possible by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, so that even in the current economic climate, there's no cost to teacher or school.

The Institute pays for air transportation, lodging, meals, cost of instruction, and continuing education credit hours (at the discretion of the university) for participants. Additional benefits include memberships to scholastic journalism associations, subscriptions to journalism magazines and the beginnings of a journalism library.

The deadline for applications is Monday, March 2; participation is one-time only.

Visit www.hsj.org for more information.