Other Student Resources

Starting your own student newspaperHere are some resources that will help you in starting a student newspaper or improving your current newspaper:

  • College Media Association – Helps student media professionals improve their media operations.
  • Student Press Law Center – An advocate for student free-press rights and a provider of information, advice and legal assistance at no charge to students and the educators who work with them.
  • Pennsylvania School Press Association (PSPA) – Promotes excellence and responsibility in scholastic journalism through developing students who possess sound journalism skills, demonstrate ethical decision making and recognize, uphold, and advocate First Amendment rights through responsible citizenship and informed media consumption.
  • SchoolJournalism.org –┬áThis go-to education site for students and teachers provides hundreds of lesson plans and resources related to journalism, news literacy, and civic education. Whether you want to learn, teach or create news and information using digital media tools or increase your understanding of the First Amendment and democracy, this site can both inspire and instruct!
  • National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) – Promotes the standards and ethics of good journalism in high schools as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast and electronic media in the United States.
  • Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) – Promotes the standards and ethics of good journalism in colleges and universities as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast and electronic media in the United States.
  • Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) – Dedicated to encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and perpetuating a free press.
  • Journalism Education Association (JEA) – Supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, by promoting professionalism, by encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and by fostering an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity.

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