Help promote and celebrate Bill of Rights Day on Dec. 15

Dec. 15 is Bill of Rights Day, the day to promote and celebrate the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution. ASNE's Youth Journalism Initiative asks you to share the importance of fundamental freedoms, guarenteed by the First Amendment, through articles, columns or commentary. 

Check out the 1 for All campaign's website, for resources and information that will help you participate in Bill of Rights Day. 

Seeking Twitter-chat moderators and experiential opportunities for high-school journalists

If you are interested in being a Twitter moderator or have an upcoming opportunity for the Youth Journalism Initiative's advisory board members, please contact ASNE Senior Information Specialist Megan Schumacher at  

Seeking Twitter-chat moderators and experiential opportunities for high-school journalists

ASNE has assembled a great group of high-school journalists for the Youth Journalism Initiative's advisory board. We're seeking opportunities for these young journalists to gain real-world experience and learn more about the world of professional journalism. 

Some opportunities board members had in the past include: 

  • participating in a press call with White House officials regarding Michelle Obama's trip to China. 
  • being panelists in a live chat about journalism ethics during an online screening of the documentary "A Fragile Trust." 

Teachers selected for Reynolds High School Journalism Institute

ASNE's Youth Journalism Initiative will continue its national effort to inspire youth in the ever-changing world of journalism by training 140 secondary-school teachers at the 2014 Reynolds High School Journalism Institute

ASNE's Youth Journalism Initiative website attracts record numbers of visitors

Weekly visitors to ASNE's Youth Journalism Initiative website,, increased to more than 18,000 last week. Since it launched on Oct. 7, has attracted nearly twice as many visitors as the former website. 

ASNE's Youth Journalism Initiative launches new website
 launched Monday, Oct. 7, with brand-new content for secondary school journalism advisers and students. is the newest offering from ASNE's Youth Journalism Initiative. The goal of the initiative is for every student to learn why news matters and acquire the skills needed to succeed as 21st-century citizens.
Replacing and, the new website offers journalism teachers and advisers information relating to news and media literacy, writing and technology. Comprehensive lists of training opportunitiesand lesson plans are also available.

Run house ads for the Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference

Fifty-one high school students will be selected to attend and receive $1,000 college scholarships.

ASNE partners with JCamp in 2013

The nonprofit organization recruits high school students for an annual summer workshop.

High school journalism training workshops on the horizon

More than 150 high school journalism advisers have been selected to participate in this year's ASNE/Reynolds High School Journalism Institute, which begins next month. Now in its 12th year, the institute features five two-week conferences, each of which provides up to 35 advisers with training in the core tenets of journalism.

ASNE members asked to help identify talented high school journalists

Know any free-spirited high school students in their junior year who are interested in journalism careers? Then let them know about the Freedom Forum's Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Journalism Conference, an all-expenses-paid journalism training workshop for 51 high school students -- one from each state and the District of Columbia. Students who complete the five-day course will be awarded $1,000 college scholarships. Applications are due Feb. 15, and the conference will be held July 9-14, 2011, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. For more about the conference and the application process, click view article.