Who says journalism is a dying business? With new and emerging media tools, many young people are preparing to take on the challenges facing today’s newsrooms. To help equip this next generation of reporters, the American Society of News Editors and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation have put together an online resource for high school journalists, teachers, and advisers. Students can learn about First Amendment rights or hear from experts in the field about the future of the news media. Teachers can tap into the site’s lesson-plan section as well as the resource page, which supplies links to information on student scholarships, journalism schools, and related organizations.
Through the My High School Journalism feature, students can upload their own news content, including articles, podcasts, videos, and photos to the page. Each week throughout the school year, submissions are rated by journalism experts, and the top student reporters receive awards for their news coverage.