Free Journalism Training for Teachers - Apply by March 1

Feb 07, 2013, 12:00 ET from American Society of News Editors

COLUMBIA, Mo., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its national effort to help teachers and teens increase 21st century news literacy skills, the American Society of News Editors seeks secondary school teachers for an expenses-paid, two-week summer institute.

One hundred and seventy-five teachers will be selected to attend the 2013 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute. Applications should be postmarked by March 1. Details and an online application are available at:

The institute teaches reporting, editing, multimedia, layout and design, journalism ethics, First Amendment rights and student press law. Teachers return to their classrooms with the knowledge and skills to invigorate their school journalism programs and produce top-notch online and print news publications. There are more than 2,000 alumni of the Institute. Read their testimonials at:

The 2013 Institute will take place at five accredited journalism schools:

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

There is no cost to the teacher or school. Teachers from schools that lack online student media or have struggling journalism programs are especially encouraged to apply. Transportation, lodging, meals, materials, tuition and continuing education credits are paid by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

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 nonprofit professional organization formed in 1922 that promotes principled journalism, protects First Amendment rights and fights for open government. Key ASNE initiatives include leadership, innovation, diversity and inclusion, and youth journalism.

For more information:
Le Anne Wiseman
Director, Youth Journalism Initiative
American Society of News Editors
209 Reynolds Journalism Institute
Columbia, MO  65211

SOURCE American Society of News Editors