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sprclogoAs Scholastic Journalism Week ends, we don’t want to lose sight of issues students and advisers continue to face.  Some are as old as Hazelwood; some much newer and raise additional concerns.

• Active voice: SPLC project strives to empower women in student media
SPLC Executive Director Frank LoMonte told attendees at the organization’s 40th anniversary that “the non-profit organization has noticed a trend: girls most often stand up and report on serious issues within their schools and communities. They’re also the first to be shut down.” Hence, a new SPLC project, Active Voices.
http://www.splc.org/article/2015/02/women-run-the-show-at-student-media-outlets-nationwide

• High school students, teachers confront student media censorship
Another in a series of surveys of scholastic student journalists and their advisers at national scholastic journalism conventions shows –again – that censorship is a fact of life in many schools. Of 6,406 students and teacher who attended the NSPA/JEA Washington, D.C. convention in the fall, 52 percent of student respondents said someone other than student editors had the final authority to determine content of the student media.
http://www.splc.org/article/2015/02/high-school-students-teachers-confront-student-media-censorship
Other censorship studies include:
• New research shows administrators know more about the First Amendment but don’t fully grasp it
http://jeasprc.org/new-research-shows-administrators-know-more-about-the-first-amendment-but-dont-fully-grasp-it/
•High school students, teachers ex;eeriness student media censorship

http://jeasprc.org/high-school-students-teachers-experience-student-media-censorship/ 

• One man crusades for students’ social media rights nationwide
Attorney Bradley Shear discusses how his work could help make Maryland the 13th state with a law protecting the social media privacy rights of students in colleges and high schools. SPLC podcast.
http://www.splc.org/multimedia/789

 

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