SPLC announces additions to free high school online resources

The Student Press Law Center is pleased to announce new additions to our Web site especially for high school teachers and student media advisers as well as student journalists: two new Media Law Presentations and an expansion of the Test Your Knowledge of Student Press Law online quiz.

SPLC Media Law Presentations are computer slide shows that help student journalists better understand media law. They can be downloaded for free from the SPLC Web site and come with a narrative script. 

Presentations covering the subjects Libel Law and Privacy Invasion join Press Law Primer, Press Freedom and Copyright Law . The Libel Law presentation includes true-to-life examples and ends with a list of practical suggestions to help student journalists avoid common libel traps. 

The Invasion of Privacy Law presentation addresses four categories of privacy invasion and uses examples and images to assist young journalists in determining where lines are drawn when confronting privacy questions. 

Test Your Knowledge of Student Press Law is another Web-based tool for helping student journalists better understand media law. Through a series of multiple-choice questions based on situations similar to those confronted by young news gatherers, the online quiz allows users to assess their general understanding of student press law as well as a more detailed understanding of seven specific topics: access law, libel, copyright law, press freedom, cyberlaw, invasion of privacy and reporter's privilege.

Both the SPLC Media Law Presentations and the Test Your Knowledge of Student Press Law are linked from our Resource Center page: http://www.splc.org/resource.asp

They can also be found by going directly to: http://www.splc.org/presentations or http://www.splc.org/hspresslawtest. Both features were made possible by a generous grant from the Newspaper Association of America Foundation.

reports, Winter 2006-07