From The ASNE
SchoolJournalism.org launched Monday, Oct. 7, with brand-new content for secondary school journalism advisers and students. SchoolJournalism.org is the newest offering from ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative. The goal of the initiative is for every student to learn why news matters and acquire the skills needed to succeed as 21st-century citizens.
Replacing hsj.org and my.hsj.org, the new website offers journalism teachers and advisers information relating to news and media literacy, writing and technology. Comprehensive lists of training opportunitiesand lesson plans are also available.
At SchoolJournalism.org, students 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 SchoolJournalism.org 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, videography and multimedia contests, as well as monthly writing contests.
The Youth Journalism Initiative’s programs are funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
In addition, McClatchy-Tribune Information Services offers, in an exclusive arrangement with ASNE, the MCT Campus wire service to high school news organizations. Content may be utilized in school newspapers, news magazines, journalism classes and broadcasts programs. ASNE charges a one-time application fee of $100 to cover some of its basic administrative costs.