Reynolds High School Journalism Institute
Hosted by the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin
The basic goal of the institute is to provide training for 35 qualified applicants, selected as part of a national, competitive application process administered by American Society of News Editors (ASNE). The UT School of Journalism workshop provides intensive training to prepare high school journalism educators to meet the standards for success in developing thriving high school newspapers, to serve the newspaper industry's and American journalism schools needs for skilled journalism majors, and to provide support for the trainees to ensure their success on the job.
The 2015 UT ASNE Institute will be held July 13- July 17
The 2015 Institute will take place at the Jesse H Jones Communication Center.
Educators from around the nation will be housed at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton. Meals will be at various locations, designed to coincide with daily activities of the residency.
Outline of work during the 2015 UT ASNE Institute
Essentials of reporting, photography, Web design, copy-editing, headline writing, newspaper layout and design, introduction to high school newspaper advising and ethics will receive priority. Emphasis will also be placed on the production of an online newspaper (published through the UT School of Journalism production facilities on campus).
Use of computers will be stressed throughout the residency program: Electronic editing of text and photos and production of a newspaper. Participants will work in a dedicated facility that includes two rooms, each with 17 Apple iMac G5 computers with 20-inch monitors. Fellows are encouraged to bring personal computers or tablets to enhance their workflow. Please let us know ASAP if you will bring a laptop and whether or not you already have an AT&T account, as we will purchase Internet access for those of you do not already have access through this vendor.
Software installed on each workstation includes Adobe InDesign, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Other equipment in the lab includes color laser printers, a color flatbed scanner, and a negative scanner.