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Asian American Journalists Association
Founded in 1981, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit professional and educational organization with more than 1,400 members today. AAJA serves Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging young people to consider journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage.

California Newspaper Publishers Association Campus Outreach
The CNPA Foundation serves California’s newspaper readers by supporting and financially assisting the state’s high schools and colleges to teach quality journalism that is also responsive to changing technology and consumer preferences.

Center for Scholastic Journalism (Kent State University)
Supports high school and middle school teachers and media advisers and their students with information about legal and ethical issues, curricular help and lesson plans and announcements about events, workshops and contests.

Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Founded in 1925, the Association unites student editors and faculty advisers working with them to produce student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and online media. Students come from public, private and church-related schools and colleges throughout the United States and from overseas schools following an American plan of education. The Association is owned by Columbia University and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association serves student journalists as follows: (1) to make clear expression the standard for success to maintain the student media for students, by students and containing news of students; (2) to conduct contests and offer awards to make student media better than they were; and (3) to recognize that journalism can be a means towards broader understanding of society and people. is the premier news and resource site about how the digital technology is transforming the media. The site offers tips, news and commentary about the future of media, social media, mobile trends, innovation in media, online journalism and digital storytelling. highlights examples of innovative digital media work with the aim of recognizing those who do great work and helping those who don’t.

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
The News Fund is a national foundation supported by Dow Jones & Co., Inc., Dow Jones Foundation and others within the news industry. Our emphasis is on education for students and educators as part of our mission to promote careers in journalism. DJNF operates several high school and college-level grant programs.

First Amendment Center
The First Amendment Center’s website features comprehensive research coverage of key First Amendment issues and topics, daily First Amendment news, commentary and analyses by respected legal specialists, and a First Amendment Library of legal cases and related materials.

First Amendment Coalition
The First Amendment Coalition is an award-winning, nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government, and public participation in civic affairs. The Coalition acts locally, statewide and nationally.

Five Freedoms Project
A community of educators, students and citizens committed to First Amendment freedoms, democratic schools, and the idea that young people should be seen and heard.
Its vision is of a nation where all citizens possess the skills and self-confidence they need to be visible to others in meaningful, responsible ways.

Future of the First Amendment
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s High School Initiative seeks to encourage students to use the news media, including student journalism, and to better understand and appreciate the First Amendment. As part of the initiative, the foundation funded this “Future of the First Amendment’’ research project, focusing on the knowledge and attitudes of high school students, teachers and administrators. Specifically, the study seeks to determine whether relationships exist – and, if so, the nature of those relationships – between what teachers and administrators think, and what students do in their classrooms and with news media, and what they know about the First Amendment.

High School Broadcast Journalism
The High School Broadcast Journalism Project (HSBJ), a journalism education program of Radio, Television, Digital News Association, promotes broadcast journalism by helping high schools establish and maintain outstanding broadcast journalism programs. With HSBJ’s support, schools, teachers and students receive the information, training and resources needed to create and run successful radio, television and online multimedia programs.

High School Journalism Research
Links to five significant studies by Prof. Jack Dvorak of Indiana University regarding high school journalism. Another study of his, “Journalism Student Performance in Language Arts,” can be located here (

High School
Since 2000, the High School Journalism Initiative has sparked and sustained youth journalism. Its efforts grow a diverse generation of fledgling journalists and impart a deeper appreciation of the First Amendment and news literacy among all teens.

High School Journalism Institute
For 64 years, the High School Journalism Institute has been serving the journalistic needs of both high school students and teachers through a variety of programs. HSJI is located in Ernie Pyle Hall at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.

High School Newspaper Websites
The world’s largest host of teen-generated news.

High School Student Newspapers
This is a place for high school newspapers from around the world to share their work. As journalism moves online, this is a way to do paper exchanges with schools from all over while cutting down on costs.

Illinois First Amendment Center
The Mission of the Illinois First Amendment Center is to promote First Amendment rights and responsibilities through education designed to raise awareness of the need to understand, preserve and protect the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Journalism Degrees and Programs
A resource for students to find in-depth information about Journalism degrees.
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism is dedicated to trying to understand the information revolution. It specializes in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press, particularly content analysis. It is non-partisan, non ideological and non political. Its goal is to help both the journalists who produce the news and the citizens who consume it develop a better understanding of what the press is delivering, how the media are changing, and what forces are shaping those changes. It emphasizes empirical research in the belief that quantifying what is occurring in the press, rather than merely offering criticism, is a better approach to understanding.

Journalism Education Association
The Journalism Education Association supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, by promoting professionalism, by encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and by fostering an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity.

JEA Digital Media’s goal is to educate JEA high school advisers and their students about relevant areas of digital media. Digital media includes, but is not limited to: websites, podcasts, blogs, broadcasts, social networks, etc.

Journalism Education Association Scholastic Press Rights Commission
Journalism Education Association Scholastic Press Rights Commission
JEA’s Press Rights Commission provides information and resources to journalism students, teachers and administrators. It has three main goals: (1) Educate the various communities scholastic media impacts so each understands the rights and responsibilities of student journalists and appreciates the need to follow professional legal standards and ethical guidelines; (2) Advocate for teachers/advisers so they can train and coach and for students so they apply the critical thinking and content skills they are learning; and (3) Empower student journalists to use their voices and find their role in their schools, their communities and their democratic society.

Journalism Manuals
North Carolina University Student Media instructional handouts and manuals.

JPROF, website for Teaching Journalism
A website for those interested in journalism, especially teachers and students. This site contains many resources that will help those who want to learn about journalism.

Media Literacy Clearinghouse
MLC’s mission is to assist K-12 educators who want to: (a) teach standards that include non-print, media texts; (b) learn more about media literacy; (c) integrate it into classroom instruction; (d) help students read the media; (e)  help students become more media aware ; and (f) locate appropriate resources.

Media Management Center
The Media Management Center advances the success of media companies and the professional growth of media executives through its seminars, groundbreaking research and ongoing work with media companies worldwide. It is affiliated with the Kellogg School of Management and the Medill School at Northwestern University.

National Association of Black Journalists
NABJ is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide.

National Association of Hispanic Journalists
NAHJ is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists.

National and Regional Scholastic Journalism Organizations
JEA’s listing of national and regional scholastic journalism organizations.

National Press Photographers Association
The National Press Photographers Association is dedicated to the advancement of visual journalism, its creation, practice, training, editing and distribution, in all news media and works to promote its role as a vital public service.

National Scholastic Press Association
The National Scholastic Press Association, based and incorporated in Minnesota as a non-profit educational association, provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries.

Newspaper Association of America
The Newspaper Association of America Foundation strives to develop engaged and literate citizens in a diverse society. The Foundation invests in and supports programs designed to enhance student achievement through newspaper readership and appreciation of the First Amendment. The Foundation also endeavors to help news media companies increase their readership and audience by offering programs that encourage the cultivation of a more diverse work force in the press.

News Literacy Project
The News Literacy Project is an innovative national educational program that is mobilizing seasoned journalists to help middle school and high school students sort fact from fiction in the digital age. The project’s primary aim is to teach students the critical thinking skills they need to be smarter and more frequent consumers and creators of credible information across all media and platforms. Students are learning how to distinguish verified information from raw messages, spin, gossip and opinion and are being encouraged to seek news and information that will make them well-informed citizens and voters.

Native American Journalists Association
The Native American Journalists Association serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures.

The Newseum — a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.

Newspapers in Education
NIEonline provides online lesson plans and other innovative materials for use on NIE websites to provide new ways for your teachers to use your newspaper and your e-Edition in their classrooms. These resources help build repeat traffic to NIE websites and provide greater exposure to your programs, special offers. We can also manage and update your NIE website so your overworked in-house tech staff doesn’t have to. We work with large and small newspapers.

Newsroom 101
Newsroom 101 offers more than 2,000 free, self-instructional exercises for journalists, writers, editors, students and others who want to review (or learn) journalistic language, as governed by the Associated Press Stylebook. Visitors to this site have completed more than 2 million exercises.

On the Media
On the Media explores how the media ‘sausage’ is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad. For one hour a week, the show tries to lift the veil from the process of “making media,” especially news media, because it’s through that lens that we literally see the world and the world sees us. While maintaining the civility and fairness that are the hallmarks of public radio, OTM tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency that has built trust with listeners and led to more than a tripling of its audience in five years. Since OTM was re-launched in 2001, it has been one of NPR’s fastest growing programs, heard on more than 200 public radio stations.

Photo Muse is the online expression of a long-term alliance between George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film and the International Center of Photography (ICP).  While our museums each maintain websites supporting their respective programs and exhibits, George Eastman House and ICP collaborate in building Photomuse to provide online resources for the study of an important cultural subject: photography at work in the world. We invite all students and scholars — be they academic or recreational — to use this site and to assist us in making this a useful and authoritative learning tool.

Poynter Institute – Journalism Ideas
Online resource devoted to journalism education. The Poynter Institute is a school for journalists, future journalists, and teachers of journalism. Our students come here in a search for excellence. Our teachers provide focused instruction and personal support in that quest.

Professional Journalism Organizations
The Journalism Education Association’s online contact information for professional journalism associations.

Pulitzer Prizes
The Pulitzer Prizes site contains the complete list of Pulitzer Prize winners from 1917 (the first year the Prizes were awarded) to the present. The site also lists Nominated Finalists from 1980 (the first year finalists were announced) through the present. The Pulitzer site also contains the full text of winning entries in the Journalism categories from 1995 through the present, and selected material from winners in the Letters, Drama and Music and Special Awards and Citations categories. Also included are biographies of winners from 1995 through the present and information on Board members and Nominating Jurors.

Quill & Scroll Society
Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists was organized April 10, 1926, at the University of Iowa by renowned pollster George H. Gallup and a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication. Since its founding, school charters have been granted to more than 14,267 high schools in all 50 states and 44 foreign countries. Media advisers in chartered schools are eligible to recommend outstanding high school journalism students for membership in Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society.


State and Regional Scholastic Journalism Organizations
The Journalism Education Association’s online contact information for state scholastic journalism associations

Student Press Law Center
Since 1974, the Student Press Law Center has been the nation’s only legal assistance agency devoted exclusively to educating high school and college journalists about the rights and responsibilities embodied in the First Amendment and supporting the student news media in their struggle to cover important issues free from censorship. The Center provides free legal advice and information as well as low-cost educational materials for student journalists on a wide variety of legal topics. In addition, the SPLC operates a formal Attorney Referral Network of approximately 150 lawyers across the country who are available to provide free legal representation to local students when necessary. Approximately 2,500 student journalists, teachers and others contact the Center each year for help or information. Calls come from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Teach the First Amendment
This is a site that encourages bringing civics back into schools. It gives you ways to do that, as well as teach the First Amendment, start student media and protect student journalists, and it even has a First Amendment quiz.

Youth Journalism International
Youth Journalism International, Inc. is an educational public charity that connects teen writers, artists and photographers with peers around the globe, teaches journalism, fosters cross-cultural understanding with its hyper global coverage, promotes and defends a free youth press and helps young people gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed in any endeavor.