Since 2000, ASNE’s High School Journalism Initiative has sparked and sustained youth journalism. Our efforts grow a diverse generation of fledgling journalists and impart a deeper appreciation of the First Amendment and news literacy among all teens. Read our latest news.
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ASNE's High School Journalism Initiative:
Free online hosting and a content management system for youth-generated news, connected to more than 4,000 student news outlets. My.hsj.org hosts stories, photos, podcasts and video and other multimedia journalism. Please bookmark this site. Also, stay in touch with us on Twitter @youthjournalism and our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/My.hsj.org
The National Edition of my.hsj.org
A widely viewed weekly collection of teen journalism published on the site. This coveted recognition is given out by experts in the field to interesting and thoughtful journalism produced for the site. That Nationa Edition is posted on Mondays during the school year. Students whose work is recognized are eligible for a certificate of merit. Sign up for a weekly RSS or SMS feed.
The go-to youth journalism site on the Web for students, their teachers and advisers, guidance counselors and professional journalists. If you care about youth journalism -- learning it, teaching it, creating it -- please bookmark this site.
The ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institute
The Institute is an intensive two-week journalism training program for high school teachers. Instruction is based on the core tenets of journalism and the skills needed to produce a top-notch youth journalism site online. Topics include: reporting, writing, editing, photojournalism, layout and design, opinion pages, journalistic credibility ethics and responsibilities, the future of journalism and business-side skills. First Amendment matters, privacy and the state of scholastic press freedoms are also key topics.
ASNE Journalism Partnerships
News organizations that commit to provide mentoring to a local high school to start or improve student news outlets can help the school receive a grant of up to $2,500 for classroom hardware/software. Applications for the following academic year are accepted from newspapers in late spring.
ASNE/MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service
In an exclusive arrangement with ASNE, the McClatchy/Tribune Campus wire service is offered to high school newspapers. Content may be utilized in the school newspaper and journalism classes. ASNE charges a one-time application fee of $100 to cover some of its basic administrative costs.