Classroom resources

Journalism resources for your classroom
This website is chock full of online classes, self-directed tutorials, games, webinars and other resources. You’ll need to register, but most of the content is free. Among our favorites: the Be a Reporter Game and courses that offer case studies in journalistic ethics. Be sure to check out the tools for educators section, too. You’ll find a syllabus exchange, information on certificate programs and more.
This journalism and media think-tank is devoted to helping working journalists and educators. Poynter offers scholarships for online and in-person training seminars.
HSJ stands for “high school journalism,” and that’s exactly what you’ll find on this site: ethics, tutorials, scholarships, links to school newspapers and information about non-profit teen news organizations. The site also hosts an archive of lesson plans.

Your local newspaper
Most reporters, editors and photographers would love to speak to your students or give your class a tour of the newsroom. Many papers are also equipped to host students for job shadows. If your high school has an internship program that’s approved by the state, your local paper may also be willing to take on an intern for a few months. For help connecting with your local paper, email us at