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Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Seeks Journalism Teacher Nominations

March 29, 2007

CHARLESTON, W.Va. _ The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund is seeking nominations of high school journalism teachers and publications advisers for its 2007 awards program.  

The organization is looking for the best, most dynamic newspaper, news magazine and news Web site advisers whose studentsí work consistently shines with quality reporting and editing.  

The winning teacher will receive a laptop compute and software, a substitute teacher per diem for the school district and will be a featured speaker throughout the 2007-2008 school year at newspaper industry and journalism education conferences. A student at the school of the national winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship to study news-editorial journalism. Students of the four distinguished advisers also will receive $500 scholarships to study news-editorial journalism.  

Interested educators must complete the application and submit up to three letters of support, an updated resume, a color photo and six sets of two issues of newspapers, news magazines or printout of Internet editions published in the 2006-2007 school year.  

Applications and other material must be postmarked by July 2, 2007, to: Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 300, Princeton, NJ 08543-0300.  

An application is available at:  

http://djnewspaperfund.dowjones.com/fund/newsimages/2007TOYform.pdf  

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, organized in 1958, has made training high school journalism teachers its first mission and has offered fellowship opportunities for summer journalism study on college campuses. The most enterprising of these teachers entered a national competition showing how what they had learned helped their students. The teacher with the most compelling case became the first National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year.  

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