High School Journalism

High School Journalism

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HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM RESOURCES

Journalism Education Association

National Scholastic Press Association

Student Press Law Center

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Quill and Scroll
Quill and Scroll is the honor society for high school journalists. It has inducted more than 1.5 million journalists — including Pulitzer Prize winners and media celebrities such as Fred Rogers and Debra Messing — over the past 95 years. The organization conducts contests and critique services for students in more than 30 countries.

The Youth Free Expression Network (Y-FEN)
An anti-censorship coalition to challenge Internet filters, v-chips, abstinence-only education, etc.

SPJ Student Media Resources

J-IDEAS

Harvard Berkman Center: Youth and Media
The site is “an interdisciplinary academic collaboration between the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a network of individual researchers around the world.”

How to be a Journalism Student

Balfour: Digital Tools for High School Yearbook Advisers

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.

High School Broadcast Journalism
Resources for high school programs from RTNDF.

The Student Newspaper Survival Guide

NY Times: Campus Weblines
Tips for putting your high school media content online.

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

Recruiting Toolkit for College Advisers

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.

The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation High School Survey
RTNDF is launching a High School Journalism Project. Fill out this survey to give the organization ideas on how to do it. RTNDF’s goals are to “help identify, inspire, train and challenge the next generation of electronic journalists and First Amendment advocates, even before they get to college.”

JEA: A Guide to Conducting Remote interviews

Knight Foundation: Future of the First Amendment 2022: High Schooler Views on Speech Over Time

A NewsHound’s Guide to Student Journalism
A comic book that doubles as a high school textbook to civically engage young people. Great resource for new reporters and journalism educators.

SJI Online links
The bottom of this page has online tools for high school journalists.

JEA Podcasting Guide

NPR: Teaching Podcasting: A Curriculum Guide for Educators

Turnitin.com
A state-by-state breakdown of cybercheating, based on papers tested through Plagiarism.org’s Turnitin.com program.

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.

The Straight Scoop
A news resource on drug policy for high school and middle school students.

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.

School Finder

Student Leader.com: America’s Best Student Web Sites
Tons of resources, plus an online contest form.

Spikeview
Gives young journalists a way to display their portfolio, and build a network with other journalists. It also gives mentors or educators in journalism access to offering opportunities to middle and high school journalists; such as internships.


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