Tag Archives: Student Press Law Center

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 […]

Find your “people”

10 Jan

Yesterday, we discussed the importance of reaching out to the local media, so today’s follow-up is about your “people:” your supporters, sources and anyone else who can help in any way, shape and form. This is a general, and by no means complete, list of your potential “people:” Local politicians: add your state congressmen to […]