Info Hub: ACP resources

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ACP has revised and updated its Model Code of Ethics, and the fall 2019 update is distributed as a membership benefit.

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It was written by the late Albert “Flip” DeLuca, James Madison University, and the late Tom Rolnicki, former executive director of ACP and National Scholastic Press Association. Its fourth-edition editor was Brian Steffen, who now leads the Department of Multimedia Communication at Simpson College, Indianola, Iowa.

2019 editors were Robert Bergland, journalism professor, Northwest Missouri State University; Ruth Witmer, news adviser, Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University; and Ron Johnson, communications director, ACP/NSPA.

Curated by Mike Reilley for the Society of Professional Journalists, the Journalist’s Toolbox is a resource that’s regularly updated and consistently helpful for journalists at all levels.

In the Toolbox are updates specifically for collegiate media.

Follow Reilley’s updates at @journtoolbox.

The NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists Stylebook on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Terminology complements your stylebook with terms that promote fair, accurate and inclusive coverage of LGBTQ+ people. A Spanish version is also included.

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ACP stands in support of collegiate journalists and their advisers, and here is our statement that outlines our continuing support.

ACP joined the Student Press Law Center in celebrating Student Press Freedom Day.

The SPLC site Journalism Against the Odds presents stories and insight that will inspire you — and help you advocate for a free, responsible student press.

One of ACP’s long-time allies, the Student Press Law Center is the go-to source for legal information and advice — and support when you need it most.

SPLC has helped literally thousands of student journalists and their advisers stand in the face of challenges to their First Amendment rights.


A directory of links for resources and organizations of interest to student journalists.

Downloadable PDFs

Interviewing tips

Reporting on meetings

ASNE/APME:
Newsroom safety best practices

Laura York Guy:
Role of the adviser

Laura York Guy:
Student publication orientation

Laura Widmer:
Interviewing and news gathering tips

Public relations: 10 tips for improving student media’s image

Terrible leads

Ron Johnson’s design checklist

Ron Johnson:
Typography


Diversity

Rachele Kanigal: The Diversity Style Guide


Legal
First Amendment
Freedom of Information

Student Press Law Center

American Civil Liberties Union
American Society of Access Professionals
Committee to Protect Journalists
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Federal Courts Locator
FindLaw
Free Expression
International Trademark Association
JEA Press Rights
National Coalition Against Censorship
National Freedom of Information Coalition
Newseum’s Freedom Forum
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Security on Campus
U.S. Copyright Office


Student media membership organizations

College Media Association

College Media Business and Advertising Managers

Broadcast Education Association
California College Media Association
Canadian University Press
Community College Journalism Association
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
Journalism Association of Community Colleges
Quill and Scroll Society
Society of Collegiate Journalists
Student Television Network


Professional media membership organizations

Society of Professional Journalists

American Copy Editors Society
American Press Institute
American Society of Magazine Editors
American Society of Newspaper Editors
Asian American Journalists Association
Associated Press Managing Editors Association
Association for Alternative Newsweeklies
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Association for Women in Communication
Association of Opinion Journalists
Catholic Press Association
Inland Press Association
International Communication Association
Investigative Reporters and Editors
National Association of Black Journalists
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Hispanic Journalists
National Association of Science Writers
National Communication Association
National Federation of Press Women
National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting
National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
National Newspaper Association
National Press Club
National Press Photographers Association
Native American Journalists Association
Newspaper Association of America
Organization of News Ombudsmen
Public Relations Society of America
Radio and Television Digital News Association
Society for News Design
Society of Environmental Journalists

Resources: organizations

SPJ:
The Journalist’s Toolbox

Hearst Journalism Awards Program

American Medical Association
Center for Environmental Journalism
Center for Investigative Reporting
Center for Responsive Politics
D.C. Internships
Elements of Style
Finding Data on the Internet
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
J-Lab
NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Center on Disability and Journalism
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Organization for Women
New England Center for Investigative Reporting
Poynter Institute for Media Studies
Prof. KRG
Project Vote Smart
Public Agenda
The Pulitzer Prizes


Resources: government

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
Central Intelligence Agency
Congress
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Defense
Department of Education
Department of Energy
Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Department of Justice
Department of Labor
Department of State
Department of the Interior
Department of Transportation
Department of Treasury
Drug Enforcement Agency
Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Trade Commission
Firstgov
Food and Drug Administration
General Accounting Office
Internal Revenue Service
National Endowment for the Arts
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Selective Service System
Social Security Administration
The White House
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
U.S. Customs Service


Syndicates and press services

AP Wilde World Photos
Creators Syndicate
Getty Images
King Features Syndicate
New York Times Syndicate
PR Newswire
Religion News Service
Reuters
Scripps Howard News Service
STATS.com
The Associated Press
The Canadian Press
Tribune Media Services
TV Data
United Media
United Press International
Universal Press Syndicate
Washington Post Writers Group


Web / digital

AdPro / Eclipse Services business software
Channel One
Codeacademy
College Media Network
flytedesk college ad platform
HTML & CSS Book
iCampus Times
ihigh.com
MCT Campus
Overlooked social news network
School Newspapers Online
SNWorks
SchoolJournalism.org
TownNews.com


Printers and publishers

Balfour
Friesens
Gardena Valley Web Offset
Herff Jones
Issuu
Jostens
Lifetouch
Pacific Publishing Co.
Picaboo Yearbooks
SchoolPrinting.com
Signature Offset
Walsworth Publishing


Advertising placement

Ad Pro
Campus Media
Campus Party Inc.
Flyte Desk
Media Bistro
Scholastic Advertising
Signal Campus

Technical resources

AP Newsfinder
Audit Bureau of Circulation
factchecker.org
GAPMINDER
Lexis-Nexis
Multi-Ad Services
Nieman Lab
Pew Research Center
Politifact
Proquest Information and Learning
Statista
TechRepublic
Topsy
Web Monkey
Web Reference


Industry news and blogs

Ad Age on Campus
Adviser Update
Adweek
AEJMC scholastic Journalism Division
American Journalism Review
Blend Magazine
College Media Review
Columbia Journalism Review
Communication: Journalism Education Today (C-JET)
Community College Journalists
Fast Company
Media Matters
Medium
Narrative Magazine
Nieman Storyboard
Online Journalism Review
Poynter
Poynter NewsU
PR Weekly
Quill
Quill & Scroll
Scripbe
Sports Journalists


Design / typography

The Tim Harrower archives
Resources from the award-winning designer and author of The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook

Adobe Type
Charles Apple
Garcia Media
HOW Design
Magazine Designing
News Page Designer
Print Mag
Society of Publication Designers
Web Design


Digital media / broadcasting

Adobe TV
JEA Digital Media
Knight Digital Media Center
MediaShift
Story Bench


Photography

B&H
Calumet
College Photographer of the Year
Corbis
Flickr
Getty
iStock
Lors Studio
Nikon
Sports Shooter
Thornton Studio