Vernon High teacher wins journalism fellowship

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:42

VERNON — Vicky Smith, English and journalism teacher at Vernon Township High School, has been selected for a fellowship at the 2011 American Society of News Editors Reynolds High School Journalism Institute taking place this July at the University of Nevada, Reno. Funded since 2007 by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the Reynolds Institute is an intensive two-week journalism training program for high school teachers. Instruction is based on the core tenets of journalism and the skills needed to produce a top-notch scholastic publication. “As journalism business models undergo fundamental changes and there is a rising tide of information online, this Institute stands for quality journalism and cultivating news-literate consumers who seek it,” said Milton Coleman, president of the American Society of News Editors and senior editor at The Washington Post. Smith is one of 175 teachers nationwide chosen for the program through an intensive and competitive application process.