Legal Resources

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.

Legislative Protections for Journalism Students and Advisers

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