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When hatred speaks, we must speak back

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Blog, Ethical Issues, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

Exploring the First Amendment on Constitution Day by Kristin Taylor In 2004, Senator Robert Byrd attached an amendment to a federal...

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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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What do you do in the event of
student, faculty death? QT5

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Blog, Ethical Issues, Quick Tips, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

This guideline is the one you must have, but never want to use. It’s important to have a guideline in place before a student or staff...

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Free press–why students should
make decisions of content QT7

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Blog, Quick Tips, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

For students to prepare themselves for their roles in a democracy, they must be able to practice guarantees of the First Amendment, thus...

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Tools of Truth: all lessons

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Blog, Lessons, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

All Tools of Truth lessons are listed, annotated here Sloppy reporting Journalists as professional skeptics (2-part) The first lesson...

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