ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institute

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Each year 35 high school teachers from around the country travel to the Reynolds Journalism Institute for the ASNE Reynolds High School Journalism Institute. The two-week workshop teaches the core tenets of journalism and the skills needed to produce a top-notch online and paper publication. The workshop, provided free for teachers and schools, is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and is administered by the American Society of News Editors.

Key Topics

Multimedia reporting, writing, editing, photojournalism, online and digital posting, layout and design, opinion pages, journalism credibility, ethics and responsibilities, the future of journalism and business side skills.


  • Help students start or improve a student newspaper online and/or on paper.
  • Enhance the teaching of journalism and the First Amendment.

A free and vital press is a cornerstone of democracy. Independent student newspapers that practice high journalistic standards inform and engage the entire school community. Critical thinking, writing, citizenship and media literacy skills are developed, along with a sense of responsibility and caring.


The Reynolds Institute pays for:

  • Continuing education credits determined at each university’s discretion upon completion of all assignments.
  • Program and study materials.
  • Travel to/from the Institute that we pre-approve (flights arranged by our designated agent OR mileage reimbursement, whichever costs less).
  • Housing (no roommate) and meals.
  • A journalism reference library.
  • Membership to the Student Press Law Center, Journalism Education Association and state/regional scholastic press group.