ERIC Number: ED292112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Editors' and Publishers' Handbook for Helping High School Journalism Programs.
Dodd, Julie E.
Noting the benefits of high school journalism training, this guidebook familiarizes commercial newspaper editors and publishers with high school journalism programs and publications and helps them become more involved in such programs. Following a look at the positive influence of high school journalism courses on student performance and motivation, the guide discusses various threats to high school journalism programs, including curricular constraints, lack of certification for faculty advisors, student press rights, and funding. Next, the guide discusses the state of high school newspapers and yearbooks, and how they have evolved in the last 20 years. The guide then explores ways in which newspapers can help high school journalism programs, including: (1) meeting the journalism teachers and publication advisors in the area; (2) providing guest speakers and tours of the newspaper plant; (3) publishing school newspapers or school pages in commercial newspapers; (4) training high school journalism students and journalism instructors and advisors; (5) funding college courses for teachers and advisors; (6) sponsoring a publication awards program and awards for individual students; (7) funding scholarships; (8) providing part-time student internships; and (9) contacting legislators and policy-makers in support of journalism programs. (Appended is a list of organizations and publications available for high school journalism programs, and 14 references are included.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for the Journalism Education Committee, Southern Newspaper Publishers Association.