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press agent: A person hired to gain publicity for a client. The tactics used, often called press agentry, might include the staging of interviews or stunts designed to attract the attention of reporters. News Reporting & Writing (Eighth Edition) by the Missouri Group. Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of Bedford/St. Martins.

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Reynolds HSJ Institute


What do those who've participated say?

Read testimonials from teachers who have gone through the Reynolds Institute.

Dozens say its the best training program they've ever had.

Institute announcements

A look at past participants and the universities involved.

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This program is generously funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. To learn more, go to this link.

The Reynolds Institute is an intensive two-week journalism training program for high school teachers and staffers. Instruction is based on the core tenets of journalism and the skills needed to produce a top-notch scholastic publication. In 2011, we will select 175 teachers for the program. The postmark deadline is March 14.


2011 Reynolds Institute locations and links to their work in summer 2011

Topics include: reporting, writing, editing, multimedia, photojournalism, online layout and design, opinion pages, journalistic credibility ethics and responsibilities, the future of news, business-side skills, First Amendment matters, privacy and the state of scholastic press freedom.

The Institute enables and energizes a corps of teachers to:

  • Help students start a campus media outlet
  • Dramatically improving the quality of an existing media outlet.
  • Enhance their teaching in areas that include journalism, English, social studies and civics.

Read details about the program and everything you need to know about the application process.

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