Launching a High School Newspaper for Teacher-Advisors

Certificate-earning course designed and taught by the Baruch College Department of Journalism’s High School Journalism Program, Beginning on February 28, 2022

This online certificate course, which offers CTLE credit for instructional hours, will instruct potential high school newspaper advisors on the nuts and bolts of launching a school newspaper.

The course, free of charge for NYC public high school teachers, will address creating an online newspaper, brainstorming story ideas, fact-based news reporting, interviewing strategies, journalistic writing, teaching news literacy, photojournalism, navigating ethical and legal concerns, staff-building, fact checking, and copy editing.

The six-session course will take place on Mondays beginning on February 28 from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. It is open to NYC public high school teachers who have the support of their administrations to launch high school student newspapers. The course awards certificates of completion to teachers who participate in the six course sessions.

Enrollment is limited to up to 20 high school teachers and up to two teachers per high school. To register, please contact Professor Geanne Belton at