Because of the widespread confusion about copyrights, what they are and what they protect, a basic understanding of copyright law is essential for not only student journalists, but for anyone working with content from the Internet for just about any purpose.
Tag: Fall 2012
Using audit reports
Use audit records to check school performance.
Hazelwood symposium to mark 25th anniversary
This coming January, America marks an anniversary that is no cause for celebration.
Student journalists at one Kentucky high school put a new twist on an old practice to avoid their school's content restrictions
The threat of censorship creates a choice for student journalists: compromise or publish elsewhere. This spring, several journalism students at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Ky., chose the latter.
When advisers say 'no': Palmer High School students fight to run yearbook pages
In rare situations, students facing censorship aren’t just battling the usual suspects – school administrators – but rather with the person charged with providing advice.
Cutting Edge: Middle school yearbooks push boundaries
Where expression is encouraged, middle school students can produce journalism that rivals that done in high schools.
Hand over your passwords, or else
An increasing number of employers are asking applicants for social media account information. In response, state legislators are drafting bills that would prohibit employers — and university admissions offices — from snooping into people's non-public chats.
Bullying in the digital age
The explosion of social media and technology has opened doors to new outlets of communication. This has presented school administrators – and judges – with major questions about how First Amendment protections online may differ from those in person.
The Facebook Standard: Minnesota Supreme Court lowers speech protections for some college students
Months after the Minnesota Supreme Court held that public universities can restrict the speech of students enrolled in “professional programs,” First Amendment advocates and Minnesota students continue to analyze the broader implications of the ruling.
Hazelwood’s expanding influence
When making its ruling in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, the Supreme Court stated in it’s opinion that it “need not now decide whether the same degree of deference is appropriate with respect to school-sponsored expressive activities at the college and university level.” The need to decide may not be far off.