Q: Our school has a group of students on a “do not picture” list because parents did not approve photo releases. Does our publication have to cut out any photographs these students may appear in? A: Legally, the answer is probably no. The “do not picture list” applies to official publications of the school, and the… Continue reading Can we use photos of students on our school’s “do not picture” list?
Q. We want to use soap opera titles, such as "Days of our Lives," to head our yearbook sections. Any problems? A. This question has many popular variants. For example, can we use book titles (Dr. Seuss's "Oh, the Places You'll Go" is a perennial favorite) as our yearbook theme? Can we use movie titles… Continue reading Ask SPLC: Can we use the title of a show as a headline or yearbook theme?
A Texas student whose high school insisted on claiming ownership of photos he took for use in student media publications dismissed his lawsuit against school officials this week after the school district backed down and acknowledged his ownership.
It’s that time of year again when school administrators and student journalists face the nail-biting moment of yearbook release, mostly excitement with just a bit of (occasionally well-founded) trepidation.
The Broken Bow Public Schools board unanimously approved the new senior photographs policy Monday, which states high school seniors can pose with “an item that is ordinarily considered a weapon (rifle, shotgun, knife, etc).”
The students in the photo were graduating seniors at Cameron High School last spring and didn’t know their names and picture were under the “most likely to disappear” category in the 2013-2014 yearbook. Both graduates found out about the category in September, and one, “Brady,” was a special-needs student.
The University of Alabama’s 122-year-old student yearbook will cease publication, prompted by years of dwindling revenue and circulation. Last year, only 24 copies of the Corolla were sold to a student body of more than 34,000.
The principal of Chattooga High School in Summervilleordered four consecutive pages be cut out of the 2009 edition of the yearbooklast week because of photographs of shirtless males playing basketball that hedeemed inappropriate.
When Londonderry High School’s yearbook decided to reject a senior picture for being too non-traditional, it joined the ranks of dozens of other staffs that have made similar decisions by restricting everything from props such as musical instruments to the family pet.