- Top 10 High School FAQs
- Top 10 College FAQs
- Top 20 Yearbook FAQs
- Who owns the copyright to work created by a student journalist?
- Copyright and Fair Use FAQs
- Freedom of Information FAQs
- Libel and Privacy FAQs
- Cyberlaw and Online Publishing FAQs
- Confidentiality and Shield Laws FAQs
- Student media guide to press freedom in online publishing
- Show your support! How student organizations/publications can become an annual member of SPLC for $125
- Virtual Speakers Bureau
- Back to School guides
- SPLC tip sheet for student media advisers
- A manual for student media advisers on responding to censorship
- Guide to Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier
- Student media advisers and the law
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Threats to the Independence of (College) Student Media, report from December 2016. By the Student Press Law Center, American Association of University Professors, National Coalition Against Censorship and College Media Association.
For the Classroom
Standards for Journalism Educators
Written and approved by the Journalism Education Association, advisers can use these standards to show administrators the various tasks and approaches they carry out in their programs. In the spirit of the First Amendment, the guidelines focus on the process of publishing student media, not the student product. The guidelines are appropriate for both high school and college-level programs.
Professional Associations and Email Lists
Both College Media Association and the Journalism Education Association operate very active email listservs that can provide wonderful information and peer support to student media advisers. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association also has useful information for high school media advisers on its website.
Working with Administrators
Articles and studies that demonstrate independent student media is an integral part of a vibrant and effective education system.
- College Student Journalism Under Fire (2016)
- “Scholastic Journalism: Skills for the 21st Century
- “My Defense of Scholastic Journalism”
- “Stirring the Pot”
- The Voice of Freedom”
- “Freeing the Student Press for Their Good and Ours”
- “I Didn’t Always Think Well of the Student Press”
Legislative Protections for Journalism Students and Advisers
- “Subtle Censorship: The Problem of Retaliation Against High School Journalism Advisers and Three Ways to Stop It”
- “Reversing the Tide: Restoring First Amendment Ideals in America’s Schools Through Legislative Protection for Journalism Students and Advisors”