Principal’s Guide available

The Principal’s Guide to Scholastic Journalism keeps administrators up-to-date with the release of a new edition. Published by Quill and Scroll Foundation with support from the American Society of News Editors Youth Journalism Initiative, this book helps create a well-rounded learning environment for students.

The guide also has a companion website,, which provides extras such as an audio presentation by JEA 2012 Administrator of the Year Susan Enfield. Information about online and social media uses and ethics are included, which are useful to teachers and administrators when instructing their students on journalism skills. The information addressing the use of electronic media can even be advantageous to students who want to learn more about scholastic journalism.

“I hope it will show administrators, teachers, students and communities that scholastic journalism free of arbitrary censorship is the best way to achieve established school missions and goals,” said John Bowen, editor of the book and chair of the JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission. “Journalism is an extremely efficient way for students to master the various outcomes and parts of Common Core and P21 learning standards. Scholastic journalism reaches its peak in student learning when students are responsible for their content and journalistic efforts.”

Writers contributing to the guide are scholastic journalism educators, many of whom are members of the Journalism Education Association Student Press Rights Commission. In addition to the ASNE Youth Journalism Initiative, supporters of the publication included the JEA, Kent State University School of Journalism and its Center for Scholastic Journalism.

The Principal’s Guide to Scholastic Journalism: What administrators need to know about student media is available through Quill and Scroll and the JEA bookstore at $5 each.