High school journalism training workshops on the horizon
More than 150 high school journalism advisers have been selected to participate in this year's ASNE/Reynolds High School Journalism Institute, which begins next month. Now in its 12th year, the institute features five two-week conferences, each of which provides up to 35 advisers with training in the core tenets of journalism.
"Psyched that I received a letter today from @NewsEditors that I was accepted in the Reynolds Institute in June," tweeted Travis Armknecht, journalism teacher and newspaper adviser at Confluence Preparatory Academy in St. Louis. "Austin, TX, here I come!"
"Excited to be accepted to ASNE @newseditors Reynolds Institute in July at Mizzou!" wrote Heather Hanks, journalism and photography teacher at Bloomingdale High School in Valrico, Florida.
Armknecht and Hanks are two of the more than 150 high school journalism advisers who have been selected to participate in this year's ASNE/Reynolds High School Journalism Institute beginning next month. Now in its 12th year, the institute features five two-week conferences. Each provides up to 35 advisers with training to enable them to help students start an online student news outlet, dramatically improve the quality of existing student media and enhance students' expertise in areas that include journalism, news literacy, English, civics and social studies.
This year's conferences will be held at accredited journalism schools on the following campuses:
• June 17-29: Arizona State University, Phoenix
• June 17-29: The University of Texas at Austin
• July 8-20: Kent State University in Kent, Ohio
• July 8-20: University of Nevada, Reno
• July 15-27: University of Missouri, Columbia
The Institute is generously funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, which subsidizes the entire cost of the program, including teachers' travel and lodging expenses.
"It was the best conference I've attended as a publications adviser, and I'm so thankful for the opportunity," said Jill Flanagan, a teacher at Bartlett (Ill.) High School and one of the nearly 1,800 high school teachers who have participated in the institute since 2001.
Flanagan's testimonial is included along with over 100 others that have been collected on ASNE's my.hsj.org website.