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SPRC adds six new ethics-staff manual models

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Blog, Ethical Issues, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments


sprclogoJEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Committee added six new ethical-staff manual statements July 7 in connection with its Adviser Institute in Las Vegas. The model guidelines range from understanding ‘no publication’ guidelines to producing video dubs.

All seven  are part of the SPRC’s Foundations package, designed to coordinate student media editorial policies with ethical guidelines and staff manual application.

Links to the package are:
• Foundations package
• Sitemap of all models
Links to the new statements are:
Recording interviews
Creating “Put Up” guidelines
Producing video dubs
Handling user-generated content
Recognizing public spaces
Understanding “no publication” guidelines

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Video dubs

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Blog, Ethical Issues, News, Scholastic Journalism, Teaching | 0 comments


Foundations_mainEthical guidelines
Although a common event in some schools, video dubs need to be handled with legal and ethical care. It is essential, if the product is to go on the web, it is essential to follow all copyright requirements.

Student media set a strong model for others to follow, so it is incumbent on them to follow copyright laws and ethical guidelines.

Staff manual process
Student journalists should seek written permission for any music to be used in a video dub product.


Copyright Permissions and Lip Dubs, School Video News
Read My Lips: Students Should Exercise Caution When Producing Lip Sync Videos, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Committee
Student Media Guide to Copyright Law, Student Press Law Center

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