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UNR to work with high school journalists
by Tribune Staff
Nov 10, 2010 | 643 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno has partnered with the newly formed Scholastic Journalism Institute (SJI), a think tank created to address issues facing scholastic journalism. The journalism school will host SJI meetings, provide management support and seek collaborative projects with Reynolds School faculty members.

“High school is the critical time to nourish students’ interest in journalism,” said Jerry Ceppos, dean of the Reynolds School. “Unfortunately, programs across the country are threatened by shrinking resources,” “Our goal is to help educators and administrators protect scholastic journalism, offer professional development for advisers and enrich the academic experience for high school students.”

A Newspaper Association of America 2008 study reported that students who work for high school newspapers and yearbooks get better grades in high school, earn higher ACT scores and get better grades as college freshmen.

The inaugural group will present the SJI model and its first white paper at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Fall National High School Journalism Convention starting today in Kansas City, Mo.
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