2013 Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes -- Now Accepting Applications

2013 Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes — Now Accepting Applications

Five premier journalism programs will host the 2013 Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes next summer, where high school teachers learn the latest trends in news literacy and multi-media journalism.

  • Arizona State University, Phoenix, June 16-28
  • University of Texas at Austin, June 16-28
  • Kent State University, Ohio, July 7-19
  • University of Nevada, Reno, July 14-26
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, July 14-26

Applications are being accepted through March 1. Teachers’ expenses will be paid for the two-week Institutes. For more information, visit http://www.hsj.org.

The Institutes are part of an ongoing national effort to grow an informed citizenry that can discern quality news and inspire multi-media youth journalists.  “The Institutes provide top-level training and tools to teachers committed to their craft,” said Le Anne Wiseman, director of high school journalism programs at the American Society of News Editors.

In addition to the two-week training, each teacher will be given the building blocks of a classroom media library, including guides on news literacy, multimedia journalism, scholastic press law and engaging diverse communities.

More than 1,908 teachers have completed the ASNE-coordinated training since 2001, and most continue to teach journalism and/or advise student media.  “The teachers return to their communities and educate both newsreaders and future news-leaders,” said Wiseman. “The goal of the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute is to create a multiplier effect that impacts future generations for years to come.”

The Institutes are named for the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation that has funded the Institutes since 2007. 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, it is of one of the largest private foundations in the United States.

The American Society of News Editors (ASNE), in partnership with the five University hosts, provides significant support for the Institutes. ASNE is a membership organization for leaders of multimedia news organizations and academic journalism programs. ASNE focuses its efforts on the First Amendment, leadership development, journalism education and diversity.

ASNE’s youth journalism initiative also has a website that hosts student news organizations at http://my.hsj.org and an educational site at http://hsj.org.

For more information about the Summer 2013 Institutes, contact:

Le Anne Wiseman
Director, High School Journalism Programs
American Society of News Editors
209 Reynolds Journalism Institute
Columbia, MO 65211