S2E2 -Editorial Boards: A Layer of Protection for Student Voices

Episode Notes

In this episode, we look at the protections an editorial board offers student journalists. Diana Day speaks with her co-adviser Debra Galler, Editor-in-Chief Sam Bitman, and Terry Bitman, longtime journalist, journalism professor, and Sam's grandfather, to discuss the establishment of their school newspaper's first editorial board.

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S2E1 -Student Media and Political Endorsements: Pros and Cons

Episode Notes

In the first installment of our second season, this election-season episode looks at the pros and cons of political endorsements. It considers the potential benefits and drawbacks of a student publication wading into political discourse. Can a publication recommend a candidate and still be respected as accurately presenting news? What are the differences between op-eds and outright endorsements? Our guest is the editor of the award-winning Half Moon Bay Review, Clay Lambert.

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S1E10 -Don't get disqualified: JOY and copyright infringement

Episode Notes

JOY Committee Chair Rebecca Pollard says it breaks her heart when she has to disqualify an otherwise great portfolio because of copyright infringement. This episode provides a brief overview of the JEA's Journalist of the Year scholarship competition and provides concrete strategies to ensure each portfolio follows copyright laws.

If you are a student or a student media adviser with a story about scholastic press freedom or a question about press law or ethics, we want to hear from you. You can reach us at [email protected] with the subject line “Podcast” or tweet us at @jeapressrights. So you don’t miss out on future episodes, please subscribe to this podcast through any of the many podcast applications available for your computer or phone.

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S1E9 -Photojournalism during school crisis

Student journalists at Palo Alto High School illustrate the tension between press freedom, public safety and ethics during a crisis at their school

Episode Notes

In this episode, Menlo School adviser Tripp Robbins asks student journalists what they would do during a rumor-filled crisis at school and then interviews students at Palo Alto High School in California who actually dealt with one. The students and their adviser, Paul Kandell, talk about the challenges of shooting photos of breaking news and lessons they learned.

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S1E8 -A second chance at New Voices in Virginia

Adviser Tiffany Kopcak discusses the second New Voices campaign in Virginia and offers tips for students in other states.

Episode Notes

Harrisonburg High School journalism adviser Emilee Hussack interviews fellow Virginian adviser Tiffany Kopcak about the second campaign to try to pass New Voices legislation in Virginia. Kopcak offers suggestions for students wanting to contact their own delegates or begin their own campaigns to create or support New Voices legislation in their own states.

If you are a student or a student media adviser with a story about scholastic press freedom, we want to hear from you. You can reach us at [email protected] with the subject line “Podcast” or tweet us at @jeapressrights. So you don’t miss out on future episodes, please subscribe to this podcast through any of the many podcast applications available for your computer or phone.

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S1E7 -Hate speech as free speech — some thoughts for student media

Interview with SPLC lawyer Mike Hiestand exploring the difficult topic of hate speech, the law and what student journalists need to know

After giving some background about the the term "hate speech" and its legal status, Menlo School journalism adviser Tripp Robbins interviews Student Press Law Center lawyer Mike Hiestand about hate speech, the First Amendment and student media. While offensive speech is protected by the First Amendment, Hiestand clarifies some situations where it might cross over into an unprotected speech category, such as "fighting words," and reminds student editors that some decisions are ethical rather than legal.

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S1E6 -Real benefits without review and restraint

Interview with Archer School for Girls administrator Gretchen Warner and student editor Anna Brodsky

Episode Notes

After defining the terms "prior review," "prior restraint" and "self-censorship," Archer School for Girls journalism adviser Kristin Taylor interviews Archer's Upper School Director Gretchen Warner and student editor-in-chief Anna Brodsky about the relationship between this private school's free student press and its administration.

If you are a student or a student media adviser with a story about prior review or restraint, we want to hear from you. You can reach us at [email protected] with the subject line “Podcast” or tweet us at @jeapressrights. So you don’t miss out on future episodes, please subscribe to this podcast through any of the many podcast applications available for your computer or phone.

S1E5 -50 Years of Tinker with Mark Goodman

Back to the schoolhouse gate...

Episode 5 - 50 Years of Tinker with Mark Goodman

This episode celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Tinker v. Des Moines decision. Kent State University Knight Chair Mark Goodman explains the importance of the Tinker case and high school students share what Tinker means to them.

Check out the Student Press Law Center's brand-new website at SPLC.org and follow them online at @SPLC.

Contact the Scholastic Press Rights Committee at www.jeasprc.org at any time, and find us on Twitter at @jeapressrights; learn more about New Voices at NewVoicesUS.com.

S1E4 -SPLC 101 with Hadar Harris

Episode 4 - SPLC 101 with Hadar Harris

The Student Press Law Center is an invaluable resource for student journalists and advisers nationwide. In this first of a series of conversations with SPLC Executive Director Hadar Harris, we explore the mission and work of the SPLC and learn about their staff and resources, including their network of volunteer lawyers who stand ready to assist students facing censorship.

Check out the Student Press Law Center's brand-new website at SPLC.org and follow them online at @SPLC.

Contact the Scholastic Press Rights Committee at www.jeasprc.org at any time, and find us on Twitter at @jeapressrights; learn more about New Voices at NewVoicesUS.com.

S1E3 -New Voices in Washington with Kathy Schrier

Don't give up. Never give up!

Episode 3 - Kathy Schrier - NV Washington

It was a long fight, but it was worth it: on March 21, 2018, Governor Jay Inslee, surrounded by two dozen student journalists and advisers, signed Washington's New Voices bill into law.

One of the members of the Washington coalition was Kathy Schrier, former adviser and current executive director of the Washington Journalism Education Association. In this episode, she takes a look back at Washington's successful campaign, and the resilience and persistence that it took to protect the scholastic press freedoms of student journalists in the state.

Contact the Scholastic Press Rights Committee at www.jeasprc.org at any time, and find us on Twitter at @jeapressrights; learn more about New Voices at NewVoicesUS.com.

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