Worthy of your attention
The following links could be sparks for coverage by student media, newsvalues for class discussion in your communities and/or journalism lessons.
Check out this Society of Professional Journalists’ resolutions:
• In support of enhanced protections for student journalists
• First Amendment Press Freedom Award deadline for school recognition coming up Dec. 1. This is Round 1 qualification to be eligible for Round 2.
• Southern Poverty Law Center requests reports of hate speech or actions aimed at racial harassment. The SPLC also says to first report these to local law enforcement.
• SPJ 2017 school essay contest on “Why is it important for a democratic society to have women involved in professional media and legal roles? What can be done to reverse the dearth of females in these professions?”