Adviser resources from around the web

As a service to our members, we’re collecting teaching and advising resources from around the web, all in one place.

Check out the resources below, and if you are interested in contributing resources for inclusion on this list, use the form at the end of the list.

AEJMC Teach-in:

Resources and teaching material

Adobe tutorials:

From JEA’s Digital Media Committee

Ball State Journalism Workshops:

Instructional videos on all things journalism related


Budget advocacy tool kit from the Student Press Law Center

Covering protests:

From the SPLC

From Palo Alto High School adviser Paul Kandell


Reliable resources for data

Reporting tool kit from The Student Press Law Center


Fonts used in famous logos

Archives of  The Red Eye for design ideas

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Resources for Furthering DEI Conversations in Newsrooms

Drake University:

9 Media Now mini lessons (free but requires registration)


How to edit your own writing (from the New York Times)

Election coverage:

MediaWise voter guide videos

Prep for the Polls for first-time voters (from Poynter)

KQED: Let’s talk about the election

Vote by Design educator resources

Fact checking:

Free one-hour course from the Poynter Institute

The Freedom Forum:

Material for students and teachers related to the First Amendment

Icebreakers/Team building:

Brightful (free and works with Zoom)

177 Questions to Inspire Writing, Discussion, Debate and Reflection

IHSPA instructional videos:

YouTube channel for the Indiana High School Press Association


Tips from Jacqui Banaszynski

22 questions that complicate the narrative (it’s a good thing)

Conducting virtual interviews (PBS Student Reporting Labs)

JEA resources:

Advising in a pandemic (free resources for everyone)

Constitution Day Lessons (Scholastic Press Rights Commission)

Journalist’s toolbox:

Resources for reporting on all kinds of topics from the Society of Professional Journalists

Las Positas College:

Virtual sessions on photography, podcasting, student press rights and writing


Request a virtual lesson from the Newseum


Shutter speed basics

Places for students to have their work featured:

New York Times: How Are Student Newspapers Covering Back to School?

Publishing opportunities for students:

Freelance journalist looking to feature US high school students regarding pandemic self-care 

Sports coverage:

Story ideas

What sports writers do when there is no sports

Student Press Law Center:

Back-to-school resources

Trauma and reporting:

Free Poynter course on reporting on trauma

Video/broadcast ideas:

Sample “What’s in my bag” video (an idea your students could replicate)

PBS Student Reporting Labs Curriculum

PBS Student Reporting Labs Tutorials

Writing tips:

12 back-to-school writing tips from Poynter

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Adviser resources from around the web