Concerns bounced around the JEA listserv this week:
• Who owns the copyright of student media work?
• How to best answer ethical concerns about controversial stories?
• What should a class in editorial leadership contain?
• How do student media handle requests not to picture some students?
Questions like these prompted JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission to address some of these questions and others by planning to create short information pieces on topics like these.
The Commission will begin work on these topics at a retreat in January. In the meantime, we would like to hear from you about what legal and ethical topics you want answers for, directions on or just information about.
As you can see from the examples, not all questions need address strictly legal or ethical concerns.
Help us prepare a set of one-page summaries on topics you feel are important. Post your topic suggestions here as comments.