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sidebar: A secondary story intended to be run with a major story on the same topic. A story about a disaster, for example, may have a sidebar that tells what happened to a single victim. News Reporting & Writing (Eighth Edition) by the Missouri Group. Copyright 2005. Reproduced by permission of Bedford/St. Martins.

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We are seeking to establish partnerships between news organizations and individual high schools or school districts. The immediate goal is to create high school media outlets where they don't currently exist or dramatically improve existing ones. And as a result, there will be a greater influx of diverse young people who benefit from news literacy or in making journalism a career.

Partnerships are initiated by a news organization, which seeks out a school in its community to mentor.

Everyone benefits:

  • The news organization helps develop the next generation of journalists and builds a stronger tie to its community.
  • Student journalists develop their skills in English, critical thinking, writing and citizenship, along with a sense of responsibility and caring. The entire student body benefits from a free and fair campus press.
  • Teachers and administrators who are committed to scholastic journalism receive access to much needed resources and encouragement.

News organizations: This is the application for the 2011-12 school year.
Application packet deadline: June 17.
Notifications will be made by Aug. 31.