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Developing media editorial policies makes for good start to the year

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

As scholastic media staffs begin their year, there really is no more important strategy  than developing a strong editorial policy, for print and digital media.

For a good model print policy, see JEA’s model editorial policy.

For an excellent policy model that combines print and digital media, see JEA Digital Media’s article on collapsing multiple editorial policies (and not just newspaper) into one.

As Aaron Manful says in his article, “school programs should not be seen as individual mediums, but as a media program.”

Whatever the future brings for scholastic journalism, a good way to anticipate it is with a strong, unified policy that empowers all student media staffs with final content decisions.

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Going online? Think about these issues first

Posted by on May 14, 2010 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments

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Weighing benefits and negatives of legal and ethical considerations before creating an online presence is an important part of  expanding student media’s outreach.

For relevant questions to ask before you jump in, go to JEA Digital Media’s site.

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