WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Radio and Television News DirectorsFoundation has launched a campaign to survey 18,000 high schoolsabout their electronic journalism operations.
In addition to the survey, the foundation’s High School JournalismProject will attempt to partner professional broadcast stationswith high schools and test new ways to inspire students to considercareers in broadcast journalism and as First Amendment advocates.
The organization also plans to publish an Internet guide foraspiring journalists. The guide will include resourceful links,tips on computer-assisted reporting and sample training exercisesto improve research skills. The book will be based on the formatof "WiredJournalist," a publication for professional broadcasters.
The foundation began mailing the survey to journalism educatorsat high schools this week. The results will be used to compilea report on electronic journalism in high schools.
To learn about the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation’s High School Journalism Project visit: http://www.rtndf.org/resources/highschool.shtml.