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Last Update: Monday, Jan. 27, 2003.

Note: This page was audited on June 13, 2002 and broken links were removed or repaired.

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The Journalist's Toolbox offers a two-part series on how to incorporate online research tools into your syllabi and lesson plans. Part I covers some basic search tools and Part II explores government databases, crime databases and more. Teacher's Toolkit
A searchable database of teaching units, lesson plans, activities, handouts and other tools from teachers and experts around the world. Journalism Teaching Resources High School Journalism Resources
Handouts, syllabi and PowerPoint slideshow presentations.

ERIC Digest: A Review of Trends in Journalism Education

The Journalism Education Association Curriculum Page
Includes the News Writer's Handbook for student publications as well as teaching the basics in the classroom. The site also includes tips on how student journalists should cover tragedies. News Management Tips
Dozens of tips on scholastic journalism, from advertising to running a newsroom. Covering a Beat College Journalism Resources

College Media Advisers Code of Ethical Behavior
Guidelines and a discussion among several college media advisers on the issue of prior review of student journalism. Best 9-11 Anniversary Coverage
Links to several of the top sites for Sept. 11 anniversary coverage. As the collection tells you, most of the sections are polished, prepackaged and in-depth. Studying this work can be a great way to get fresh ideas and learn how to tell stories in new ways.

Mervin Block's Broadcast Newswriting Workshop
A tips section is available from two of his newswriting textbooks. An occasional mailing list is available by writing to

AP Style Exercises Online
Developed by Ron Hartung, writing/editing coach at the Tallahassee Democrat.

This site from University of North Carolina professor Frank Fee, is a collection of syllabi and links to online editing course syllabi that was created under the auspices of the Newspaper Division of AEJMC. (Note: Some of the links may be broken or outdated. The site is regularly being updated.) Teaching Title IX and Gender Equity

No Train, No Gain
A great collection of handouts and contacts for newsroom training.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly or Why It's A Good Idea to Evaluate Web Resources
From Susan E. Beck of the New Mexico State University Library.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators at

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund: High School Journalism Student Workshops
A listing for student workshops organized by state.

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund: Journalism Educator Workshops
A list of high school journalism workshops and fellowships for educators arranged by state.

ASNE: List of Journalism Student Workshops
A list of journalism workshops and programs for high school students.

ASNE: List of Journalism Educator Workshops

Links to resources, organizations, workshops, programs and related Web sites for high school journalism teachers and students.

Television News Center
A public nonprofit that trains TV journalists. Site offers tips, training, etc. Diversity, Democracy and the J-School Professor
A great set of tips and links for adding diversity to college journalism classes.


Strange News
A collection of several offbeat news stories. A great teaching tool for developing clever leads.

Online Journalism Review: "A Scorecard for Net News Ethics"

Pressnet: Journalists, Journalism and Mass Media in Internet
Site editors say it's for "journalists, mass media, students, teachers and professors of the journalism and the social communication." Includes a world directory and specialized directory.

Plugged In: Using the Internet for High School and Professional Journalism
Downloading this online publication from the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation will prove valuable to students and educators, station interns and journalists new to the profession.

Encyclopedia of Television
Simple-to-use site for fact-checking.

Writing With Numbers
Use the tools on this page to walk your students through some basic math skills they'll need in their jobs.

Media Literacy Teachers' Toolkit
Resources from

Using Spreadsheets
Use the tools on this page to walk your students basic spreadsheet skills. More media outlets expect students to have these skills.

Crashing the Market
Developed by Mike Reilley, this site offers tips and examples of how to prepare a journalism job packet. Tips on writing resumes and cover letters, scouting media and cities, preparing a broadcast tape, online resumes, interviewing tips, advice from editors and recruiters and much, much more.

Sportswriting's 30 Dirty Words
The do's and don'ts of sportswriting. Must-reading for aspiring young sports scribes.

Photojournalism e-book: Breaking into Photojournalism
Kenneth Wajda, an author and an award-winning photojournalist, wrote an e-book for students and other photographers interested in how to break into the business of photojournalism. He covers how to find and shoot spot news, the importance of professional ethics and respect, how to build a sports and people portfolio on the side, and how to approach news and photo editors with your photographs. A must-read for aspiring photojournalists.

Tracking Online Plagiarism
Tips on detection and prevention.

Columbia Journalism Review: Research Skills of Journalism Students

EVE Online Plagiarism Finder
This site offers a free copy of EVE software free for 15 days. Media Stories on Plagiarism

Connect Online, LLC
An online directory of writing education for journalism, poetry, screenwriting, etc.

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