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Free training for high school teachers

RESTON, Va. – As part of its national effort to help teens develop and embrace 21st century literacy skills, ASNE seeks high school teachers for an expenses-paid, two-week summer institute.

One hundred and seventy-five teachers will be selected to attend the 2010 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute. The postmark deadline for applications is March 1.

There is no cost to the teacher or high school. Students who take part in journalism classes or clubs are the ultimate beneficiaries, emerging as stronger readers, writers, critical thinkers and communicators.

Air transportation, lodging, meals, materials, tuition and continuing education credits are covered by ASNE with a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Teachers from high schools that lack student media or have struggling journalism programs are especially encouraged to apply. The Reynolds Institute will take place at five accredited journalism schools:

  • Arizona State University, Tempe, June 13-25
  • University of Texas at Austin, June 20-July 2
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, July 11-23
  • University of Nevada, Reno, July 11-23
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, July 18-30

An online brochure and application are available at: http://hsj.org/reynolds

The Donald W. Reynolds Foundation is a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, it is one of the largest private foundations in the United States.

The American Society of News Editors is a membership organization for leaders of multimedia news organizations and deans and endowed chairs at accredited journalism schools. ASNE focuses on open government and the First Amendment, journalism education, leadership and diversity.

For more information:
Diana Mitsu Klos, ASNE Senior Project Director
703-453-1125; dmk@asne.org