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General resources for Policy and Ethics
in Student Media

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Blog, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments



Resources listed here can provide additional information for ethics and staff manual development, as well as assistance for your journalism students and program.


American Society of News Editors

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

First Amendment Coalition

Journalism Education Association

Digital Media Committee

Scholastic Press Rights Committee

National Association of Broadcasters

National Press Photographer’s Association

National Scholastic Press Association

Online News Association

Quill and Scroll

Radio Television Digital News Association

Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press

Society of Professional Journalists

Student Press Law Center


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Nieman Lab/Reports

PBS Media Shift

Principals Guide to Scholastic Journalism

Press Rights Minute, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission


Steve Buttry

Mandy Jenkins

Ethics Codes

JEA Adviser Code of Ethics

NPPA Code of Ethics

NSPA Student Code of Ethics

RTDNA Code of Ethics

SPJ Code of Ethics

Articles and materials

Yearbook Ethical Guidelines, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission

Students, the First Amendment and the Supreme Court, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission

Fighting FERPA With Facts, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission

Foundations for Scholastic Journalism, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission

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Information of how colleges
restrict athletes’ social media use available
year-round for localization

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog, Law and Ethics, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments


Even though Sunshine Week 2014 has passed, you can still obtain information about how colleges regulate athletes’ speech using social media and whether colleges would release the information when asked.

This information is interesting and important on its own, but can also be localized for coverage in scholastic media.

The resources are available here and here.

The SPLC has licensed these pieces using a Creative Commons license to encourage republication.

Information in the packages was researched by students at the Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland and developed into the finished product by SPLC Publications Fellow Sara Gregory and journalism intern Rex Santus of Kent State University.

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