A clear school policy protecting student press freedom can prevent many censorship conflicts.
These legal reminders and tips will help you avoid and/or deal with confrontations while covering protests.
Some of the most frequently asked questions about content published on the internet.
Takedown demands come in all shapes and sizes. Responding to these demands can be confusing, but – with a well-thought-out policy that is enforced fairly and consistently – student publications can reduce their risk of a takedown breakdown.
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
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 Some laws provide broad protection, shielding both unpublished and published information as well as confidential and non-confidential sources and information.