What is censorship?
- Prohibiting publication of information, preventing reporters access to public information, or creating an atmosphere in which student censor themselves. (http://principalsguide.org/the-first-amendment-and-student-media/)
- Prior review: the act of someone outside a student publication staff, typically an administrator, requiring approval of student media content before publication. This frequently leads to prior restraint, a practice rejected by journalism educators as educationally unsound.
- Prior restraint: the act of someone outside a student publication staff prohibiting student media content prior to publication. This form of censorship is frequently the result of prior review.
- Public school officials do not have unlimited authority to censor student media
- Content for tjTODAY is decided BY STUDENTS, not administrators, not your adviser. Own the responsibility to avoid censorship!
- For more information: http://www.splc.org/page/high-school
- For you judicial branch gurus: http://jea.org/wp/home/curriculum-resources/important-cases/
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