Whether and how to cover suicide cases in a high school publication presents a dilemma. The newsworthiness of such a topic is clear, but the effects of reporting on such an unfortunate event to an age group in the height of self-discovery can be brutal, unlike many other stories in the publication. There is no simple "right" or "wrong" answer to covering suicide.
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Staff members of the student newspaper atStevenson High School in Lincolnshire were told by school administrators Tuesdayto publish a newspaper composed of only administration-approved content.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio isthreatening to take legal action against administrators if they continue toforce the censorship of an obituary and photograph of a recently deceasedstudent in the student newspaper of Stow-Munroe Falls High School.
Student journalists at the University of SouthernCalifornia Annenberg are continuing to try to obtain death certificatesof H1N1 victims after being denied requests for the public records by 10counties across California.
The principal of Chattooga High School in Summervilleordered four consecutive pages be cut out of the 2009 edition of the yearbooklast week because of photographs of shirtless males playing basketball that hedeemed inappropriate.
The principal of Bellevue East High School willonly allow student editors of the school's newspaper to publish thedrastically edited version of a Q&A with the superintendent of the schooldistrict rather than original report.
After requiring the removal of an articleand editorial about tattoos from the student newspaper of Timberland HighSchool in Wentzville, Mo., Principal Winston Rogers is now insisting the staff remove allpreviously approved tattoo ads, for which they have a full-yearcontract.
The principal of Stow-Munroe Falls High School is censoring the student newspaper to prevent the publication of an obituary and photograph of a recent student suicide victim, going against the school's traditional practice.