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Student Press Law Center

Poynter Institute's High School Journalism Guide
A great site full of tips and resources.

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

The Journalism Education Association Curriculum Page
Includes the News Writer's Handbook for student publications as well as teaching the basics in the classroom. The site also includes tips on how student journalists should cover tragedies.

ASNE'S High School Journalism Page
Articles and advice for editors, advisers and student reporters.

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SPJ Student Media Resources Sourcebook

American Society of Newspaper Editors' site has hundreds of stories and resources for high school 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.

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

NSPA's Student Media Sourcebook
Links to more than 200 resources for student journalists.

Journalism Education Association

JEA Press Rights Commission

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


Covering Communities
Helpful tips for citizen journalists.

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

ERIC Digest: A Review of Trends in Journalism Education

National Scholastic Press Association

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

SPJ: The Quill Online

Resources for high school journalists, including tips, story ideas, samples of various papers, etc.

Research and Style Guides for Students
Nearly 100 links to helpful research sites.

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.

Quill & Scroll High School Journalism Teacher Resources

FYI: CNN's High School Page

The Student Journalism Center
A small site, but it has a few good links.

NSPA Student Media Sourcebook
Dozens of resources for high school journalists, from reporting and design to law and ethics.

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.

High School Newspapers Listed by State
How-to videos, tips, jobs and more.

Yahoo! Directory of High School Newspapers

ASNE: Newspapers That Help Student Journalists
Local newspapers that have high school programs or sections.

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

ASNE's Newspapers Help High School Students Resource Page

Center for First Amendment Rights
This site is "dedicated to increasing the understanding and appreciation of the First Amendment of the U.S.Constitution among students and the general public, particularly in Connecticut and New England." Dozens of resources, speakers bureau, etc.

Student Press Law Center: First Amendment Rights Diagram
Part of a legal research section on the topic.

National Public School Locator Search
Searchable database on schools, number of students, student-teacher ratio,
student body ethnic makeup; search by school name, location, zip, grade.

Plugged In: Using the Internet for High School and Professional Journalism
Downloading this online publication from the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation will prove valuable to students and educators, station interns and journalists new to the profession. Journalism & Mass Communication Annual Surveys
From the James M. Cox, Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research at the University of Georgia.

Journalism/Reporting/Student Listservs

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."

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

Student Media Listserv
Also see the Journalism Listservs Page
A state-by-state breakdown of cybercheating, based on papers tested through's program.

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.

Links to resources, organizations, workshops, programs and related Web sites for high school journalism teachers and students. The New SAT

EVE Online Plagiarism Finder
This site offers a free copy of EVE softwar free for 15 days.

School Finder

Student America's Best Student Web Sites
Tons of resources, plus an online contest form. Basics of PR
Learn the fundamentals. Great for students.

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


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