John Tagliareni, a member of the Journalism Education Association’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission and a past president of the Garden State Scholastic Press Association, said appointing the district’s communications officer is “an effort to control what goes on in the student press.”
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New Jersey school district recommends communications officer as newspaper adviser, student journalists resist
At their Sept. 15 meeting, the school board was set to approve Nancy Tucker, the district’s communications officer, as the new adviser for the newspaper. The board decided to postpone the vote.
Professional journalist speaks out in favor of students as New Jersey school board reconsiders prior review policy
Discussion and disagreement over a New Jersey high school’s prior review policy has moved a professional journalist to speak out on behalf of student journalists.Adviser Thomas McHale, who oversaw Hunterdon Central Regional High School’s student newspaper for a decade, resigned in May after school officials started enforcing the district’s prior review policy.