ASNE Reynolds Institute

The ASNE Reynolds Institute was an intensive summer journalism training program for high school teachers and student media advisers sponsored by the American Society of News Editors and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation hosted at Kent State University and four other college campuses. The final institute was held in July 2015.

Instruction was based on the core tenets of journalism and the skills needed to produce a top-notch scholastic publication on paper or online. Topics covered during the workshop included: reporting, writing, editing, photojournalism, multi-media story telling, layout and design, opinion pages, journalistic credibility, ethics and responsibilities, the future of daily newspapers and business-side skills. First Amendment matters and the state of scholastic press freedoms were also key topics.

The Institute enabled and energized a corps of teachers to:

  • Help students start a campus media outlet.
  • Dramatically improve the quality of an existing media outlet.
  • Enhance their teaching in areas that include journalism, English, social studies and civics.

The Institute paid for air transportation, lodging, meals, cost of instruction and three graduate credits or continuing education credit hours for participants. Additional benefits of participation included: memberships to scholastic journalism associations, subscriptions to journalism magazines and the beginnings of a journalism library.