Should student journalists endorse political candidates?

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In the frenzy of news coverage leading up to an election, student journalists have to answer the question; to endorse, or not to endorse? The practice of candidate endorsement for student government, local, state and national offices has been debated in newsrooms in recent years. Some student newsrooms see the issue in black and white:… Continue reading Should student journalists endorse political candidates?

October 2018: Should student media endorse political candidates?

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Madison Dudley: The 2018 midterm elections are November 6 and student media organizations across the country are contemplating whether or not to endorse political candidates. Opinions are split. Some publications don’t want to persuade the votes of their audience or be seen as biased because of endorsements. Some argue that the 2016 presidential election showed… Continue reading October 2018: Should student media endorse political candidates?

Student media guide to publishing political ads

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Political advertisements in student newspapers have become more common over the last decade, as local candidates acknowledge the importance student press play in their communities. Chris Richert is president of the College Media Business and Advertising Managers, Inc. and the general manager for The State Newsat Michigan State University, East Lansing. Richert has seen a… Continue reading Student media guide to publishing political ads

March 2016 Podcast: Engaging students in democracy and voting

Judge Thomas Jacobs, an expert on juvenile law, discusses his new book, "Every Vote Matters," and why it is so important to inform young people on the legal system and get them engaged in our democracy. Frank LoMonte: Hi everyone and welcome to another monthly edition of the Student Press Law Center’s podcast. I’m Frank… Continue reading March 2016 Podcast: Engaging students in democracy and voting

Colorado county clerk reverses decision to remove student newspapers featuring election coverage

Angela Myers, the county clerk and recorder, told staff members of The Rocky Mountain Collegian on Tuesday morning to move issues of the paper with a U.S. Senate candidate’s photo from the rack closest to a drop-off ballot box because it violated state electioneering laws.

Daily Bruin editors criticize student judicial board's ruling concerning candidate interviews with the press

Editors at the University of California Los Angeles’ student newspaper are dissatisfied with a ruling from the undergraduate Judicial Board that sidestepped the issue of whether candidates can be punished for giving interviews to the press.