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Student Press Freedom Day Toolkit
Resources from the Student Press Law Center.

Journalism.co.uk: Journalism Student’s Survival Guide to Online Lectures

Newseum: Covering a Catastrophe
A teaching portal on how to handle coverage of catastrophic events.

Division I College Sports FOIA Directory – The Intercollegiate
List of PIOs for each Division I athletic department.

Poynter: Reliable Resources for College Media Covering COVID-19

CJR: College Newsrooms Challenge an Industry’s Status Quo
A look at college newsroom diversity.

Journalist’s Resource: Covering College Student Homelessness and Food Insecurity


Muck Rack for Students
Free access to industry-recognized certifications, research, and professional tools used by thousands of journalists and PR professionals around the world.

VettNews Cx Tool
The VettNews Cx tool improves the news organization’s process of correcting mistakes, receiving feedback and involves the public in doing so. This improves audience loyalty and subscription revenue. The Cx Tool button and dashboard system also offers monetization possibilities through advertising / underwriting.

Associated Collegiate Press
Jobs, articles on trends and more.

Student Press Law Center

Flyte Desk
Create, book and manage college media ad campaigns all in one place.

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

Teaching Students to Earn Trust
Resources from Joy Mayer with TrustingNews.org.

Student Reporting Guidelines During COVID-19
A list of tips for educators and students.

Journalist’s Resource: Covering College Student Homelessness and Food Insecurity

Division I College Sports FOIA Directory – The Intercollegiate
List of PIOs for each Division I athletic department.

A College Journalist’s Guide to Public Records

SPLC: Tips for Covering Walkouts and Protests

Investigative Journalism Education Consortium

PBS MediaShift: Where to Get Journalism Grants
Great list.

Poynter: Reliable Resources for College Media Covering COVID-19

Newseum: Covering a Catastrophe
A teaching portal on how to handle coverage of catastrophic events.

Journalism.co.uk: Journalism Student’s Survival Guide to Online Lectures

Wiki: How to Be a Journalism Student

Student Press Freedom Day Toolkit
Resources from the Student Press Law Center.

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.

Student Press Law Center: FERPA Law Basics

National Center for Education Statistics Data Center

CubReporters.org
How-to videos, tips, jobs and more.

New School Journalism + Design: Tools for Educators

PBS News Hour Student Reporting Labs
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) connects students with a network of public broadcasting mentors and an innovative journalism curriculum to develop digital media, critical thinking, and communication skills while producing original news reports.

VettNews Cx Tool
The VettNews Cx tool improves the news organization’s process of correcting mistakes, receiving feedback and involves the public in doing so. This improves audience loyalty and subscription revenue. The Cx Tool button and dashboard system also offers monetization possibilities through advertising / underwriting.

CollegeResults.org
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.

Newseum: EdCollection Fact-Finder Guide

Reading List for Innovative Ideas on Journalism Education
From the Online News Association.

Jumpline Journalism: Transforming Journalism Education
Run by a couple of journalism profs, this is a community hub to support journalism educators and trainers who are driving the radical transformation of journalism education around the world.


These videos were created by the SPJ Education Committee. Here’s a playlist of all of its training videos.


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

CBI College Broadcasting

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

PBS Media Shift: Platforms for Educators to Share Student Work

Study World: College Journalism Online

CJR: College Newsrooms Challenge an Industry’s Status Quo
A look at college newsroom diversity.

Innovation in College Media

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.

FIRE: Guide to Free Speech on Campus
Book/ebook from the Foundation of Individual Rights on Campus.

OneDegree.com
Social networking site built for individual university communities.

How to be a Journalism Student

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

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.

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 Press.com

Education Writers Association
For education reporters.

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

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

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

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.

Universities.com
Nearly 5,000 listings of colleges, universities.

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

TurnItIn.com
A commercial service to detect Internet plagiarism.

CollegeNet.com

Getting Started in Data Journalism
A guide to help students and professional journalists get into data journalism.

Academic Rights Coalition

Campus Party

All About College

School Finder

USA Colleges

JPROF.com
Resources for college journalism instructors.

JTeacher.com

Muck Rack for Students
Free access to industry-recognized certifications, research, and professional tools used by thousands of journalists and PR professionals around the world.

J-IDEAS

BrainTrack College and University Lookup


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