The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund is accepting applications for the 2006 National High School Journalism Teacher Awards Program. The organization is looking for “the best, most dynamic newspaper, news magazine and news Web site advisers whose students’ work consistently shines with quality reporting and editing.”
Anyone can nominate a teacher, but the teacher will need to complete the application in five typed pages. The application may be found online at http://djnewspaperfund.dowjones.com/fund/forms/TOY.pdf and must be postmarked by July 1, 2006, to:
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
The winning teacher will receive a laptop computer and software and will be a featured speaker throughout the 2006-2007 school year at newspaper industry and journalism education conferences. A student at the school of the national winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship to study news-editorial journalism. Students of four Distinguished Advisers will receive $500 scholarships to study news-editorial journalism.