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is ethically questionable QT12

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog, Ethical Issues, Quick Tips, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

The newest reporter on staff chooses to cover the story about the Science Department’s new policy on studying animal life. To do so, she...

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The issues with April Fools coverage QT 11

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog, Ethical Issues, Legal issues, Quick Tips, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

April Fool’s issues are fake news and can damage student media’s credibility. Yes, some find them acceptable, but their negatives far...

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So your student media
want to do senior wills? QT10

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Blog, Ethical Issues, Legal issues, Quick Tips, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

Because senior wills have minimal journalistic value and great potential for damage, they should not be used in school publications....

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Should student media publish
senior superlatives? QT9

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Blog, Ethical Issues, Quick Tips, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

Publishing senior superlatives, if seniors decide they are worthwhile at all, is one of those “traditions” best moved from student media...

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Avoid senior quotes; give them
to senior class for publishing, risks QT8

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Blog, Ethical Issues, Quick Tips, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

The question of using senior quotes in student media came up recently on JEA’s listserv. The Scholastic Press Rights committee would...

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Balance and objectivity
are key to reporting QT6

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Blog, Ethical Issues, Quick Tips, Teaching | 0 comments

Balance and objectivity don’t mean isolation and a lack of care about people and their stories. They do mean trying to report all points...

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