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Scholastic journalism resources

This collection of links is for student journalists and their teachers. With them, we aim to give you insight into the world of scholastic journalism — and reach beyond into the professional world.

A national program to build understanding and support for First Amendment freedoms. The site includes teaching materials, supports educational events and reminds the public that the First Amendment serves everyone.

News, analysis and opinion on the Internet, technology and the media. Featuring two prominent Wall Street Journal journalists and other experts.

American Journalism Review
Covers analyzes and monitors print, television, radio and online media.

American Press Institute
Founded by newspaper publishers in 1946, API is the oldest and largest center devoted solely to training and professional development for the news industry and college journalism educators.

American Society of News Editors
A membership organization for directing editors of news organizations.

Center for Public Integrity
Produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Center for Scholastic Journalism
Based at Kent (Ohio) State University, the center supports middle and high school journalism advisers and their students.

Broadcasting since 1990, 12-minute news broadcasts are delivered daily to more than 6 million teens in middle schools and high schools across the country.

Cindy's Take on Tech
Blog of Cindy Royal, an assistant professor at Texas State University in San Marcos, who teaches web design, multimedia journalism and other courses that integrate tech skills and concepts.

Coalition of Journalists for Open Government
An alliance of more than 30 journalism-related organizations concerned about secrecy in government and the increasing closure of public records and meetings at all levels of government.

Columbia Journalism Review
Covers analyzes and monitors print, television, radio and online media.

Content Bridges
Blog by Ken Doctor, a former news executive who is a news analyst a market analytics firm.

C-SPAN Classroom
C-SPAN Classroom is a free membership service that offers resources to assist educators, and specifically civics and U.S. government teachers, in their use of C-SPAN's primary source, public affairs video.

Daniel Pearl Foundation
Honors the legacy of The Wall Street Journal reporter who was slain in Pakistan in 2002. Includes PEARL World Youth News, an international web-based student news service run by secondary school students from around the world.

Editor and Publisher
Reports on all facets of newspapering: newsroom/editorial, new media, advertising, circulation, promotion, public relations, production, news services/syndicates, technology, legal, campus journalism and finance.

First Amendment Center
A project of The Freedom Forum, the site features coverage of First Amendment issues and topics, daily First Amendment news, a First Amendment Library and guest analyses by legal specialists.

The Freedom Forum
This nonpartisan foundation is dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The foundation focuses on three priorities: The Newseum, the First Amendment and newsroom diversity.

Illinois First Amendment Center
Offers free materials for classroom use.

International Education and Resource Network
IEARN enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other new technologies to collaborate on projects that enhance learning and make a difference.

Programs to help journalists and citizens use digital technologies to develop new ways for people to participate in public life.

Knight Citizen News Network
A one-stop training center for citizen journalists and a showcase for all of the Knight Foundation's online training endeavors.

Knight Digital Media Center
A partnership of the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

Knight News Challenge
A competition devoted to development and distribution of neighborhood and community-focused projects, services, and programs.

Learning to Finish
See projected graduation rates for individual school districts, states and the United States as a whole. This site measures the likelihood that a ninth-grader will complete high school on time.
(The site works best with Internet Explorer.)

Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
The Maynard Institute, Oakland, Calif., has helped the nation's news media reflect America's diversity in staffing, content and business operations.

McCormick Freedom Project
The Freedom Museum, helps citizens, especially students, recognize the value of the freedoms we enjoy in this country, with particular emphasis on their First Amendment rights.

PBS Media Shift
MediaShift tracks how new media, from weblogs to podcasts to citizen journalism, are changing society and culture.

National Council for the Social Studies
NCSS is the country's largest association devoted solely to social studies education.

The National Council of Teachers of English
NCTE works to advance teaching, research, and student achievement in English language arts at all scholastic levels.

The National Press Photographers Association
"The Visual Student" blog is a resource for students in all areas of visual journalism.

Nieman Foundation
The Nieman Fellowship program, based at Harvard University, is the oldest and best-known mid-career program for journalists in the world.

The New York Times Learning Network
Resources for students and teachers in grades 3-12.

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The News Literacy Project
Fosters partnerships between journalists and social studies, history and English teachers in middle and high schools to help students sort fact from fiction in the information they consume and create.

News University
Tightly focused, interactive learning through Web-browser based courses that can be completed anytime and anywhere. These interactive, free or inexpensive courses appeal to journalists at all levels of experience and in all types of media. Students and advisers should check out the "Be a Reporter" game.

A "news museum" that provides visitors with a deeper understanding of the role of the First Amendment:
Front pages from news organizations:

Newspaper Association of America Foundation
Scholastic journalism is a priority of NAA Foundation, which strives to develop engaged and literate citizens through investment in and support of programs designed to enhance student achievement through newspaper readership and appreciation of the First Amendment.

NewsHour Extra
Using the standards and resources of PBS's "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," NewsHour Extra provides students and teachers with quality educational resources based on current issues and events.

Online Journalism Review
Focused on the future of online journalism.

The Paley Center for Media
The center explores alternative economic models for independent documentaries and other investigative journalism.

Poynter High/Poynter Institute for Media Studies
A school for journalists, future journalists and teachers of journalism. Web site is a key resource for professional and aspiring journalists, with stories about the media industry, reporting, writing, visual and multimedia journalism, ethics and values.
Special content for scholastic journalists, with story ideas, reporting and writing tips and a place to showcase students' best work.

Blog by New York University journalism professor Jay Rosen.

Prime Movers
The program enables mentors – professional journalists – to connect with with young minds.

Reflections of a Newsosaur
Blog by Alan Mutter, a veteran news executive who is now an analyst and consultant.

Trains Native American journalism students and helps them get internships and jobs.

A must-read blog by Jim Romenesko on the Poynter Institute website that provides daily news, commentary, and insider information about journalism and media.

Stony Brook University
Established the nation's first Center for News Literacy to educate current and future news consumers on how to judge the credibility and reliability of news.

Stardust High School Journalism Program
The program, housed at Arizona State University, installs multimedia newsrooms in underserved high schools and supports the creation of student news websites.

Sunshine Week
Part of a year-round effort run by ASNE in which the news media engages the public about the importance of open government. The site includes materials for scholastic journalists.

Teaching Online Journalism

Blog of Mindy McAdams, the Knight Chair in Journalism Technologies and the Democratic Process at the University of Florida.

The Washington Post lesson plans
Regularly updated lesson plans are specially designed to accompany the newspaper as a classroom tool.

Yahoo Style Guide
The online guide — which is also a book — covers the basics of grammar and punctuation plus a multitude of topics with a Web-specific focus.

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