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Are your student media forums for student expression? Let us know

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

The upcoming 25th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hazelwood decision reminds us how important it is to have student media that are open forums for student expression either by school policy or by practice. Do they exist? We hope so…

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Ethical Case Study: A lesson on the rules of
prior approval of quotes, content

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Blog, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching, Uncategorized | 0 comments

by John Bowen

The question of whether reporters should have to obtain prior approval of quotes is in the news again with NPR’s Morning Edition of Sept. 18.

Here’s a lesson about involving students in that discussion on both commercial and scholastic levels.

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Be sure to check out these views of FERPA

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

The Student Press Law Center has had two op-ed columns published over the past week that highlight the SPLC’s leadership role in promoting greater access to public information from colleges and schools.

Check out these columns, follow the discussion possibilities and see how they could apply to scholastic media.

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Constitution Day learning materials, part 2:
Journalism ethics hypotheticals

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

 

by Kelly Furnas

we the people graphic

In honor of Constitution Day, JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission provides these hypothetical ethical dilemmas for you and your staff to discuss and debate. Each answer is then discussed via video by a member of the SPRC once you have completed the quiz.

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Constitution Day 2012 lessons

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

Constitution Day Lesson Plans for Sept. 17, 2012

The Scholastic Press Rights Commission works to provide information and resources on legal and ethical issues to journalism students, teachers and administrators. SPRC members also work to promote the First Amendment rights of students across the nation. It is a commission of the Journalism Education Association.

Our Constitution Day lesson plans provided here are designed to help students celebrate the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as mandated by Congress. Legislation requires schools to offer lessons on the Constitution and how it affects all Americans. Our lesson plans emphasize the First Amendment and particularly the freedoms of speech and the press. We’ve also included the applicable Common Core standards for most of the lessons.

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