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JEA joins amicus brief in censorship case

Posted by on Jun 16, 2010 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

The Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association joined with the Student Press Law Center in a case about a New York school censoring a cartoon.

“If the court tells the students of Ithaca High School that they had no legally protected right to satirize the ineffectiveness of a school policy – the effectiveness of which the school itself is telling this Court is a matter of life and death – then the ‘chill’ of intimidation that student journalists already feel when they bravely take up a critical pen against their elders will turn into a deep freeze,” the brief states, according to a SPLC News Flash.

Read the News Flash for more information.

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