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framework: A software package that makes writing programs easier by providing all the “plumbing” for a particular type of task (like writing a web app), allowing programmers to just “fill in the blanks” with their own project-specific needs. For instance, Web development frameworks like Ruby on Rails (written in Ruby) and Django (written in Python), have built-in support for common web development tasks, such as reading and writing to a database, writing content in html, and so forth. Hacks/Hackers Survival Glossary.

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Teaching Tips

We are collecting tips from high school newspaper advisers nationwide on how to run student publications and deal with the issues from administrators, students and parents. If you would like to submit your own tips and help journalism teachers nationwide, please do.

advanced journalism



  • Blah, blah blogging Blogging is a good way to get your students writing all the time. This presentation and handout explain how you can get started and how you can use blogs in your classroom.

copy editing



editorial page

fundraising ideas

journalism ethics

journalism introduction

  • J-prof site Overall looks at reporting, writing, designing, phtography and more are available at the jprof.com site, which is maintained by a journalism professor.
  • Robert Greenman’s tips for teaching journalism “How to Get People to Read Your Newspaper,” “Building a Quality High School Newspaper,” “Getting News and Feature Stories with Emotional Content into Your Newspaper,” “Localizing New York Times Stories in the High School Newspaper,” “Guidelines for Writing Theater, Movie and Concert Reviews,” “Rules of the Journalist’s Road that Help Develop Accurate Perceptions of the World”

online journalism

  • Being Right or First? Even professional news organizations get it wrong sometimes in their race to get a scoop. This article explores how a false report of Joe Paterno’s death proved irresistible to retell.

organizing a school newspaper



role of the journalist


story ideas

team building

  • Ice breakers and team building This is a collection of resources to facilitate teamwork, teambuilding, and community.
  • Making People Feel Valued We know how important it is to make your staff members work as part of a team. Here are some tips and tricks for meeting those objectives.