https://www.facebook.com/newvoicesflorida/videos/784486935084576/ Gretchen Letterman is the program coordinator for Pinellas County’s journalism magnet program. She describes powerful stories her high school students have told.
When students accuse administrators of censorship it puts advisers in a sticky situation. Many want to help their students but can’t because of their status as a school employee. employee. Student newsrooms are also being financially squeezed by the emergence of copyright traps, where a photo grabbed online in violation of copyright can cost student… Continue reading SEPTEMBER 2018: LEGAL TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR
Every month, the Student Press Law Center makes a list of paid journalism internships. Good luck!
Q: Can we publish students' names and photos online without parental permission, even when the students are minors? A: Yes. Many people mistakenly believe that parental consent is needed in order to identify students in a publication-- be it print or online-- but no federal privacy law requires such consent. If your school tells you there… Continue reading Ask SPLC: Parental permissions for photos of minors?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2018Contact: Diana Mitsu Klos, director of engagement (202) 728-7267/ email@example.com / @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
OKLAHOMA — An estimated 450 issues of The OU Daily were stolen on Sept. 17 from multiple locations across the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. The stolen issue featured a front page article about sexual harassment allegations against a tenured drama professor who remains at the university but resigned in August from his position as director of the School of… Continue reading 450 issues of The OU Daily stolen — writer thinks it’s attempted censorship of front page sexual harassment story
VERMONT — Student journalists at Burlington High School used the state’s New Voices law to successfully fight back against censorship and prevent the reinstatement of a prior review policy. On Sept. 10, the BHS Register was the first to report about an investigation by the Vermont Agency of Education focused on the school’s director of guidance, Mario Macias.… Continue reading Vermont high school students use New Voices law to win censorship dispute
NORTH CAROLINA — Alexis Wray, editor in chief of The A&T Register at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, is among the few who was looking forward to Hurricane Florence’s east coast arrival on Thursday. “I am extremely excited,” Wray said. She’s not excited about the Category 2 hurricane, but does want to be a source of… Continue reading As Hurricane Florence crashes into the Carolinas, student journalists report through the storm
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.
Every month, the Student Press Law Center makes a list of paid journalism internships. Some with upcoming deadlines include meteorology, sports reporting, investigative reporting and broadcast. September 19 Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington D.C.) Reporting Internship - Work as a full time reporter in the Chronicle of Higher Education news room. October 1 Atlanta-Journal Constitution Digital… Continue reading A new semester means a new round of internship opportunities