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March 21, 2007
The American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) has awarded the Reynolds School of Journalism a $430,000, three-year grant to train high school newspaper advisors. The first institute will be offered July 15-27 at the University of Nevada, Reno.
"This is a significant honor for the journalism school and validates our efforts to prepare teachers and students for the future of journalism," said Rosemary McCarthy, academic chair for the Reynolds School of Journalism (RSJ). "We hope to encourage scholastic journalism advisors to explore the impact of ideas, trends, technology and diversity."
Thirty-five advisors will be selected to attend the two-week training program that will include journalistic practices and responsibilities, ethical decision-making and First Amendment issues as well as hands–on production and publishing.
The grant provides full underwriting for expenses including travel, lodging, meals, tuition and continuing education credits to make the opportunity available to a wide cross section of school districts and teachers.
It is funded through a Donald W. Reynolds Foundation grant of $2.3 million to ASNE to fund 13 Donald W. Reynolds High School Journalism Institutes over three years. The workshops will begin this summer at the University of Nevada, Reno; Arizona State University, Tempe; and the University of Missouri, Columbia.
The American Society of Newspaper Editors is the main organization of daily newspaper editors in the Americas. It is primarily an organization for its members to share ideas. Through its committees, it also carries on a variety of programs, projects, and initiatives for the good of journalism. Finally, ASNE is a staunch defender of the First Amendment in the United States and freedom of the press everywhere.