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Press Freedom in Practice
A Manual for Advisers Responding to Censorship
Student Press Law Center
Published by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation
In the eyes of most journalism educators, the negative effects of censorship on students, advisers and communities are very real.
Universities that attempt to limit campus expression areas often end up in court.
Handling and publishing material that has (possibly) been illegally obtained and provided by third-parties.
A look at the federal law that protects journalists from unauthorized newsroom searches and confiscation of their notes, photos and other newsgathering material.
A guide to state public record laws regarding the disclosure of faculty or other school employee evaluations.
By Mike Hiestand, SPLC legal consultant
During the summer following her freshman year of high school, Jane completed treatment for an eating disorder.
Guide to using public records laws to cover stories of interest to your community.
A discussion of the legal and ethical issues concerning publishing minor names and photos in student media.
Student media guide concerning the legal issues related to access and coverage of school-sponsored athletic events.
Whether, in any particular case, a college's attempt to regulate the means of distributing written material on campus is constitutionally permissible depends on several factors, as this legal guide explains.
Whether university foundations are extensions of public colleges and universities — and therefore subject to state open record laws — or more similar to private, non-profit corporations (which are not subject to these laws) is a hotly contested issue.
Students who work at a campus radio or television station, or who stream their shows over the Internet, need to be aware of the licensing schemes available and the steps they must take before they can play a song over the air or online.
Over-the-air educational radio stations are licensed to operate as "noncommercial" broadcasters — but what it means to be "noncommercial" can be confusing. This guide explains what is and isn't acceptable.
The basics of fair use and some fair use situations that commonly arise in the student media context.
Frequently asked questions about how the FCC considers whether to approve or block a transfer.
A guide to keeping up with the FCC's record-keeping requirements.
In general, legal principles created with print publications in mind are also applicable to social media publishing — with some notable exceptions.
A guide to students' legal rights and responsibilities on the internet.
The basics of copyright law as it applies to student media.
A university’s accreditation report can provide a wealth of information for student reporters. This guide will explain what an accreditation report is, what it can tell you and how to request one.