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July 15, 2007

eSchool News online: Stop the Presses: School Newspapers Moving Online

eSchool News online - Stop the presses: School newspapers moving online

hrough a program offered by the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), at least 470 middle and high school newspapers now host all, or part, of the content they publish online.

Program organizers say the online repository (www.myhighschooljournalism.org) is meant to help aspiring journalists showcase their work and compare their efforts to those of students in other schools. Schools can register for the site by filling out an application and paying a $50 sign-up fee; beyond that, the organization says, there are no additional charges.

As part of the effort, the ASNE selects the articles it deems among the best from participating schools and features them as part of its National Edition, a compilation of articles from student journalists nationwide.

A companion site--www.highschooljournalism.org--also has lesson plans for teaching journalism, as well as resources for students who are considering journalism as a career.