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J-School Legal
Resources blog for journalism schools that are news providers.

Student Press Law Center: The College Top 10
Ten questions college student journalists most frequently ask about their rights.

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Journalism Ethics at College Newspapers
A great site by Francis Frizzo at Hofstra University.

SPJ Student Media Resources

The Student Newspaper Survival Guide

Associated Collegiate Press: Jobs Database Sourcebook

International Federation of Journalists
Represents more than 600,000 members in more than 100 countries. Promotes international action to defend press freedom and social justice through "strong, free and independent trade unions of journalists."

PBS MediaShift: Where to Get Journalism Grants
Great list.

Wiki: How to Be a Journalism Student

USF St. Petersburg: Links to U.S. Journalism Schools

Dart Center: Resources for Educators Training Journalists Covering Sensitive Issues
Resources from San Diego State professor Amy Schmitz Weiss on teaching students to cover topics such as suicide, homicides, sexual assaults and other traumatic news events.

Journalist's Resource: Tips for Journalism Students on Higher Education Sources, Databases
Forecasts, safety resources and more.

British Library: International List of Journalism Departments

SPJ Campus Access Page
Resources and tips for helping students find documents, sources, etc. on campus.

Should Students Journalists Carry Press Passes?

National Center for Education Statistics Data Center

Help for Journalists
Poynter's Al Tompkins runs this journalism resource site for educators.
How-to videos, tips, jobs and more.
Track graduation rates and other data on universities.

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
From the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education. This is designed to provide rapid customized reports for public inquiries relating to campus crime and fire data. The data are drawn from the OPE Campus Safety and Security Statistics website database.

Reading List for Innovative Ideas on Journalism Education
From the Online News Association. Crime Coverage Tips for Broadcasters

Yahoo! List of College Newspapers Journalism Education Sites
A great list of resources for teachers.

Campus Weblines: Journalism Ethics
A short primer from the New York Times on the Web.

Research and Style Guides for Students
Nearly 100 links to helpful research sites.
A site for college media advisers. Job listings, resources.

CBI College Broadcasting

AP Style Exercises Online
Developed by Ron Hartung, writing/editing coach at the Tallahassee Democrat.

JHistory: A Discussion Site For History of Journalism & Mass Communications

This site from University of North Carolina professor Frank Fee, is a collection of syllabi and links to online editing course syllabi that was created under the auspices of the Newspaper Division of AEJMC. (Note: Some of the links may be broken or outdated. The site is regularly being updated.)

Poynter: College Media and Interviewing Techniques
Explores email, phone, social media interviews, etc.

Poynter: Some College Media Ban Email Interviews

PBS Media Shift: Platforms for Educators to Share Student Work

ERIC Digest: A Review of Trends in Journalism Education

KnightCite Bibliography Writer
Based on input from the user, this tool generates bibliographic information for term and research papers. And it does so in any of three styles chosen by the user - Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA) or Chicago Manual of Style.

Newseum Digital Classroom Videos
From ethics to apps, these short videos give you the basics of journalism.

Study World: College Journalism Online

Offers blogs, job tips, journalism school statistics and "valuable industry news for tomorrow's editorial talent."

Innovation in College Media

Student Press Law Center: Classroom Resources
Presentations, handouts, online quizzes and more. Great tools for teaching the First Amendment.

Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool
Analyze college campus crime statistics with this resource from the Office of Postsecondary Education, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

A social network for newsroom trainers, started by Steve Buttry of No Train, No Gain. The site grew from the old Newscoach listserv.

Advice from UK student journalists.

WannaBeHacks: How to Create a Professional Journalism Portfolio
Journalism advice on job-hunting from UK student journalists.

Link TV: Know the News
A set of free educational web-based News Literacy tools focusing on international television news. Students create their own news stories by editing video from a wide variety of U.S. and international TV news reports; and their own news-talk program using out-takes from a nationally broadcast studio-based discussion series.

FIRE: Guide to Free Speech on Campus
Book/ebook from the Foundation of Individual Rights on Campus.
Social networking site built for individual university communities.

How to be a Journalism Student The New SAT

College Affordability: State Rankings
A list from the Lumina Foundation. See how your state ranks.

Associated Collegiate Press
Jobs, articles on trends and more. Journalism History Links
Great resource for researching term papers.

EASI: Easy Access for Students and Institutions
U.S. Department of Education site on paying for college tuition. Some interesting background reading.

"Defending Civilization: How Our Universities Are Failing America and What Can Be Done About It"
Though short, this .PDF format report from The American Council of Trustees and Alumni(ACTA), a nonprofit co-founded by Lynne Cheney and Senator Joseph I.Lieberman, has been getting quite a bit of media attention. The report is a scathing condemnation of universities for being "the weak link in America's response to the [September 11th] attack," a label earned in part because faculty "invoked tolerance and diversity as antidotes to evil" and did not discuss the "difference between good and evil." The report charges academia with disseminating the message to "blame America first.

University and College Designers Association
A professional organization of designers and educators.

Student Media Listserv
Also see the Journalism Listservs Page

Journalism Journeyman: 22 Useful Sites to Find Journalism Internships

College Newspapers
Yahoo! has a complete list of college newspapers online.
A job/internship site tailored to college students looking for multimedia jobs. Watch imbedded videos from professionals on how to find jobs, interview, write cover letters, etc. If you are interested in Web reporting/production or TV production, take advantage of the advice on this site.

U.S. Department of Education Campus Security Stats
A searchable database of crime at more than 6,000 colleges and universities. The database contains statistics for criminal offenses, hate offenses and arrests for the past three years.

Security on Campus
A non-profit group fighting campus violence has articles, studies and other research on campus crime.

Campus Safety Tips

Photojournalism e-book: Breaking into Photojournalism
Kenneth Wajda, an author and an award-winning photojournalist, wrote an e-book for students and other photographers interested in how to break into the business of photojournalism. He covers how to find and shoot spot news, the importance of professional ethics and respect, how to build a sports and people portfolio on the side, and how to approach news and photo editors with your photographs. A must-read for aspiring photojournalists.

The College

Society for Collegiate Journalists
Resources galore for prospective students.

U.S. Journalism and Communications Schools
A journalism schools from

Education Writers Association
For education reporters.

Journalism & Mass Communication Annual Surveys
From the James M. Cox, Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia.

Photojournalism Ethics Timeless Issues
A paper from Paul Martin Lester, Ph.D. at Cal State Fullerton.

LA Community College Journalism 101
Links to dozens of helpful websites.

PICS: Photojournalism in Cyberspace
A cool college photojournalism project.

NY Times Campus Weblines: Interviewing Techniques
Covers the basics very well. Good for college, high school journalists.

PlagTracker Plagiarism Tool
Free tool to check a document for plagiarism.

NY Times Campus Weblines: Beat Reporting
Covers the basics very well. Good for college, high school journalists. Basics of PR
Learn the fundamentals. Great for students.

College Alcohol Studies at the Harvard School of Public Health

Journalism & Mass Communication Annual Surveys

New York Times: College
You'll need a subscription to NY Times online.

PhD. Info Find
A great site for looking into schools, financial aid, etc.

American Alumni Directory

University of Minnesota: Class Assignment Calculator
This handy little tool helps you sort out when projects and papers are due. It's from U of M but would work for any college student.
Nearly 5,000 listings of colleges, universities.

Reporter's Toolkit: Covering Sexual Assaults on Campus
From the Center for Public Integrity.

The Baloney Detection Collection
Great checklist of fact-checking for "facts" we find on the web.

Center for Academic Integrity
A commercial service to detect Internet plagiarism.

MIT's World College and University Links
Links, resources and advice for associates, bachelors and master's.

Journalism/Reporting/Student Listservs

Academic Rights Coalition

Campus Party

All About College

School Finder

USA Colleges

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Took effect October 2002.

College Music Journal

An NBC News video archive site used for education purposes. Includes a lot of political video.

College Media Advisers
Resources for college journalism instructors.

Journalism Education Association Press Rights Commission


Journalism Research Social Network
Videos, blogs, discussion and other networking tools to cover what areas of online journalism you're researching. Site is founded by Paul Bradshaw from Great Britain.

BrainTrack College and University Lookup


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