Now and then, friends call me to pick my brain about publishing technology and/or various aspects of their journalism-related projects even though I have not been a working journalist for 15 years, and left KF in 2016.
Mom taught English at Coral Gables High School from 1960 to 1993, and for most of that time she was the adviser to Cavaleon (the yearbook) and also some of those years she advised Highlights (the school paper). I've come to know a few other public school journalism educators, so here are some resources for them.
Training and Reference
- Poynter's News University has been for a decade, the first stop in training for journalists of any age.
- Mediashift.org offers an interesting webinar, "Build a Student Media Powerhouse on Digital, Mobile and Social" for $39. Note that Mediashift is very worth following even if you're not taking the webinar.
- Google Chromebooks applied for student journalism according to this 2013 article from a school in Utah. We bought a Samsung Chromebook Plus for $350 (100 off of list) at BestBuy in September, and it has performed well. I cannot vouch for other brands but it's fast, sturdy and the keyboard is great.
- High School Journalism - Journalists Toolbox (Archived in 2016)
- SchoolJournalism.org has a great page of Training Resources
- Student Journalism Resources (American Press Institute)
- Florida Scholastic Press Association (@FSPA) has a conference worth the travel and expense. in Broward (ahem) keep an eye on FSPA District 7. In Miami-Dade watch FSPA District 6 here. I went in 1980 and 81.
- Columbia Scholastic Press Association offers training and an awards program also worth traveling for. I went in 1974.
- Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications offers a page of Teaching Resources
- Journalism Educators Association
- PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Lesson Plans
- University of Miami School of Communications judges student media and awards the best here.
KF, my former employer, would normally not fund educators directly but supports RTNDF and other infrastructure that helps keep journalism vital and build trust for credible journalism. The MacArthur Foundation and Ford Foundation are also active in the field. I've never heard of this funder before, but for collegiate student journalists, the Bakala Foundation seems worth checking out.
- Westland High Digital Media Academy - Westland High School, Hialeah
- A Yearbooks Blog Q&A with Melissa Falkowski from Stoneman Douglas - Walsworth Publishing
- RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards
If you have experience with additional Florida-oriented, nonprofit resources please let me know and I'll update this page. Use the comment field or the Contact link on this page.