Journalism Today

Web Resources

The list of links provided below is not exhaustive. Instead, this list highlights sites that provide more comprehensive coverage. See Journalism Web Resources for Students for more useful sites.

High School Journalism

This is an extremely useful site not only to the scholastic journalist, but to the high school journalism teacher as well. In addition to all the resources available to students, find lesson plans, get teaching tips, and sign up for training programs. You can search this site by keyword.

Investigative Reporters and Editors Educator's Center

"The IRE Educators' Center provides a meeting place for journalism educators to share ideas, course materials and resources. Through collaboration, instructors are able to offer stronger guidance for their students and to further their own research and growth." This site provides curriculum outlines and ideas, teaching exercises, investigative reporting resources, articles, essays, and an online forum. The site also has a 20,000 story database and over 2,000 tip sheets and reporting guides.

Journalism and Mass Communication Educator

"The journal focuses on learning and teaching, curriculum, educational leadership, and related exploration of higher education within a context of journalism and mass communication. Articles draw from a variety of theoretical approaches and methodological perspectives and should introduce readers to new questions, new evidence, and effective educational practices." Read articles from current and back issues at this site. JMCE also provides external links to relevant Internet resources.

Journalism Education Association

"The Journalism Education Association, Inc., is the only independent national scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers." Members are current or retired journalism teachers and the headquarters office is located at Kansas State University in Manhattan , Kansas . Find information about Scholastic Journalism Week, Journalism curriculum, and standards for Journalism educators at this site.'s Tools for Teachers

This site is the online home of the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Committee for Concerned Journalists. The site provides information about teaching with case studies and resources for discussing several timely topics in your classroom.

The Journalist's Toolbox's Teaching Tools

This searchable site presented by The American Press Institute provides many resources for the journalist arranged by topic. In the teaching tools section, find links to sites that provide lesson plans, activities, handouts, and other teaching resources for the Journalism classroom. The site also includes a section geared specifically toward high school journalists providing useful links with limited annotations.

Newseum: The Interactive Museum of News 's Teaching Tools

This online museum provides images of the front pages of many daily newspapers from approximately 40 countries, several online exhibits related to media history, photojournalism, and editorial cartoons. The site provides several lessons geared toward teaching the First Amendment. The site also features a News Mania Quiz Game and information about the museum, including how to set up field trips.

New York Times Learning Network Teacher Connections

Find journalism lesson plans geared toward high school and middle school that focus on a range of timely topics.

Student Press Law Center

"The Student Press Law Center is an advocate for student free-press rights and provides information, advice, and legal assistance at no charge to students and the educators who work with them." The site provides resources specific to media advisers including: help guides, tip sheets, manuals, articles, and discussion lists.

Web English Teacher's Journalism Resources

At this site, find helpful links by topic including: censorship and freedom of the press, design, editing, photography, yearbook, and more. You can also find professional resources for journalism teachers at this site.

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