Student journalists are on the frontlines of protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis on May 25. Through their coverage, students are keeping their communities informed on protests, curfews and local government response, despite attacks from police and risk of exposure to COVID-19. In order to recognize and express our appreciation for… Continue reading Student coverage of racial justice protests
These legal reminders and tips will help you avoid and/or deal with confrontations while covering protests.
A discussion of the legal and ethical issues concerning publishing minor names and photos in student media.
This presentation describes the free press rights of high school journalists afforded through court decisions and state laws.
This presentation provides student journalists with a straightforward guide to understanding and identifying libel.
This presentation explains what laws are available and how they can help you obtain access to records and meetings of interest to high school student media.
Reporter's privilege laws vary by state. Some laws provide broad protection, shielding both unpublished and published information as well as confidential and non-confidential sources and information.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2018 Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ firstname.lastname@example.org / @SPLC The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) is concerned about the recent situation wherein an official of the University of Southern California briefly restricted a journalist for the Daily Trojan newspaper from taking notes and reporting on a public forum for students, staff… Continue reading STATEMENT OF CONCERN: University of Southern California and the Daily Trojan
Note: As most states have never specifically ruled on the applicability of open meetings laws to student government meetings, the following state-by-state analysis represents the Student Press Law Center's best judgment of how a court might decide the issue.
A state-by-state guide to your legal right to attend student government meetings.