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General resources for Policy and Ethics
in Student Media



Resources listed here can provide additional information for ethics and staff manual development, as well as assistance for your journalism students and program.


American Society of News Editors

Columbia Scholastic Press Association

First Amendment Coalition

Journalism Education Association

Digital Media Committee

Scholastic Press Rights Committee

National Association of Broadcasters

National Press Photographer’s Association

National Scholastic Press Association

Online News Association

Quill and Scroll

Radio Television Digital News Association

Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press

Society of Professional Journalists

Student Press Law Center


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Nieman Lab/Reports

PBS Media Shift

Principals Guide to Scholastic Journalism

Press Rights Minute, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission


Steve Buttry

Mandy Jenkins

Ethics Codes

JEA Adviser Code of Ethics

NPPA Code of Ethics

NSPA Student Code of Ethics

RTDNA Code of Ethics

SPJ Code of Ethics

Articles and materials

Yearbook Ethical Guidelines, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission

Students, the First Amendment and the Supreme Court, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission

Fighting FERPA With Facts, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission

Foundations for Scholastic Journalism, JEA Scholastic Press Rights Commission

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