Tag Archives: First Amendment

Learning from The Scout

30 Mar

In the weeks since first attacking the student newspaper, The Scout, at Overland High School in Aurora, CO, the administration has waffled between various excuses, explanations and accusations. The story in question, which paid tribute to a student’s death, was said to be too controversial. It wasn’t balanced. It wasn’t fit for a student newspaper […]

Celebrating Sunshine Week

16 Mar

Happy Sunshine Week! This week, spearheaded by the American Society of News Editors, is celebrated in professional newsrooms across the country as a way to “promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.” Its purpose isn’t limited to paid journalists, however. The Freedom of Information Act [FOIA] is an invaluable […]

Appreciating our rights

25 Feb

By Zoe Newcomb These past few weeks, the news has been dominated by haunting headlines about violence and rebellion in countries around the world like Egypt and Libya. I’ve been both horrified by the senseless killing and inspired by the seemingly unrelenting spirit of people seeking simple freedom. But as a journalist, it was the […]

Keeping a healthy relationship

22 Feb

Maybe it’s all the revolution and protest in the Middle East. Maybe it’s all of the talk about fighting censorship and standing behind the First Amendment that comes with Scholastic Journalism Week. Or maybe it’s the rebellious teenager/journalist inside of me who wants to stand up against authority. Either way, all of this talk about […]