The Baruch High School Journalism Program has received a grant from the Revson Foundation.

The grant provides $1,000 honoraria to support and encourage teachers who launch newspapers in New York City public high schools that don’t already have them. The money is to be used to support and encourage these news enterprises and student journalists.

The grant also provides honoraria to recognize teacher-advisors at high school newspapers that win Baruch’s “Newsies Best In NYC Public High School Journalism Awards” in the categories of best online newspaper, feature writing, illustration/comics/political cartoon, multimedia news reporting, national/world news with a local lens, opinion/editorial writing, photojournalism, school news, and sports writing.

The Baruch High School Journalism Program promotes journalism education, school newspapers, and news literacy in underserved New York City high schools. It’s directed by Baruch Weissman Journalism Professor Geanne Belton with support from other Baruch faculty and students and Press Pass NYC.

The program started 19 years ago. It has served as a high school-to-college pipeline, with some participating high school students later enrolling at Baruch and taking on leadership roles in campus publications like Baruch’s student-run newspaper, The Ticker.