With the Arizona State and University of Texas at Austin conferences now just a happy memory, the 101 high school teachers participating in the three remaining ASNE High School Journalism Institutes are immersed in their own intensive two-week journalism curricula. In addition to studying core journalism issues, the educators will create an online publication and establish a social media presence specific to their institute.
The entire program, which has become the gold standard of training for high school journalism teachers, is generously funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
On July 17, Arnie Robbins, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, welcomed teachers to the opening dinner of the ASNE Reynolds program at the University of Missouri. You can follow the Mizzou conference on Facebook ( ASNE Mizzou 2011) and Twitter (hashtag: #ASNEmo). In addition, the Missouri group will publish its own print magazine, and several of its sessions on scholastic journalism were streamed live on the Reynolds Journalism Institute website.