Current First Amendment issues worth noting
Looking for discussion starters for the end of school?
For the latest on three nationally ongoing censorship issues, check out:
Fond du Lac, WI
• Neshaminy board tables controversial publication policy changes
• Controversial Neshaminy policy going back to committee
• Why forcing a student newspaper to use a racial slur is wrong on so many levels
• Playwickian staff implores Neshaminy board not to adopt policy preventing student newspaper from banning use of ‘Redskin’ mascot name
Heber City, UT
• Altered yearbook photos at Utah high school spark controversy
• School alters girls’ yearbook photos to cover bare skin, is not sorry
• Photoshop a yearbook photo neckline, and you tell a teen to be someone else
• ‘Shoulder-shaming’ girls at Utah high school: Why the big coverup?
• Students say altered yearbook photos meant to shame them (see related stories)
In related coverage of journalism ethics now and in the fall, the question of how altering pictures in student media affects journalism as a whole and creates the potential of multiple ethical lessons.
• Editing yearbook photos not uncommon, says printer