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The Center for Scholastic Journalism is a national clearinghouse with information for and about student journalists and their advisers, a research center on issues affecting scholastic media, an educator of journalism teachers and an advocate for student press freedom and the First Amendment.


The Center for Scholastic Journalism is an advocate for high school and middle school journalism. The Center strives to be the preeminent national resource for information about youth journalism and journalism education and one of the most effective national voices supporting scholastic journalists and their teachers. Through an agenda that includes research, programming, teaching and advocacy, the Center leads efforts to increase and improve scholastic journalism education and editorially independent student media in America’s high schools and helps raise awareness of the importance of scholastic journalism as a tool for First Amendment and civic education.