Episode 7: 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.

If you are a student or a student media adviser with thoughts on this episode, we want to hear from you. You can reach us at sprc@jea.org 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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Episode 6: 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 sprc@jea.org 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.

Episode 5 - 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.

Episode 4 - 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.

Episode 3 - Kathy Schrier - NV Washington

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.

Episode 2 - New Voices with Steve Listopad

An oral history - Chapter 1

Episode 2 - New Voices with Steve Listopad

In this first chapter of a multi-episode primer on New Voices, we talk with Steve Listopad, now of Henderson State University, about the beginnings of New Voices. We start where it did - in North Dakota, back in 2013.

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.

Episode 1 - Neha Madhira

Censorship and Prior Review in Texas

Episode 1 - Neha Madhira

In this first episode of "Conversations...," we talk with senior editor-in-chief Neha Madhira of Prosper High School (Texas), who faced censorship and prior review from her principal last year as an editor with Eagle Nation Online. Now an advocate for New Voices Texas (@VoicesTexas), Madhira shares her experience and advice for student journalists who may be facing the same struggles in their own publicaton labs. 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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