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First Things First: Using the newspaper to teach the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment

First Things First: Using the newspaper to teach the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment

Rob Melton, Contributing Editor March 19, 2014

By Rob Melton The reason for integrating newspapers into the curriculum is to acquaint students with various types of expository texts. These lessons help students analyze historical documents and synthesize...

Mary Beth Tinker at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. in front of the permanent exhibit commemorating the Tinker v. Des Moines case. She is pictured with her brother John holding the black armbands they wore in silent protest of the Vietnam War when she was a 13-year-old junior high school student. She talks with journalism students today in Portland at an event hosted by Northwest Scholastic Press.

Mary Beth Tinker talks about free speech, civics education with students

Hosted by NWSP and the UO School of Journalism at the Turnbull Center in Portland, Tinker Tour USA is a special project of the Student Press Law Center.
Rob Melton, Contributing Editor March 14, 2014

By Rob Melton Mary Beth Tinker, the plaintiff in the landmark ACLU case Tinker v. Des Moines that established free expression rights for students and teachers in schools, discussed her case with...

2012 NWSP letter to Bronco Blaze Staff…

November 10, 2012

Dear Bronco Blaze staff: Thank you for your recent questions regarding Oregon's Student Free Expression Law. I have been following events at your school closely. I was also the one to post the stories...

‘Cyberbullying being fueled by organizations that stand to gain from demonizing kids’ says SPLC Director

April 23, 2012

It is admirable that student journalists want to be opinion leaders on their campuses in the fight against bullying. Sticking up for vulnerable people who are victimized by powerful people is the foundational...

Judge upholds punishment of Miss. student who posted rap song on Facebook; SPLC director says ruling is ‘outlandishly wrong’

By Emily Summars, SPLC staff writer March 16, 2012

Court holds that Tinker applies to off-campus speech March 15, 2012 When you join JEA, you receive the quarterly Student Press Law Center Report with your membership. Never miss a story. Click this...

Sixth Circuit extends Hazelwood to colleges, universities

January 27, 2012

January 27, 2012 Sixth Circuit extends Hazelwood to colleges, universities MICHIGAN - A federal appeals court on Friday extended the censorship-friendly Hazelwood student expression standard to public...

Justices to ponder full First Amendment freedom for broadcasting

Tony Mauro, First Amendment Center Legal Correspondent January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012 WASHINGTON — Is the Supreme Court ready to give broadcasters the same First Amendment freedom that newspapers, cable television and the Internet enjoy? Oral arguments set...

SPLC Director explains FERPA law protects records, not facts

December 13, 2011

A persistent misunderstanding was explained on the JEAHELP listserv by SPLC director Frank LaMonte. The listserv, available to all members, is another great reason to become a JEA member. This may be...

A model social media policy from JEA SPRC

October 23, 2011

Educators who fail to use social media as a teaching tool are not serving the best interests of their students or themselves. That's why an adviser from Missouri wrote this social media policy which was...

Seattle schools not liable for student newspaper content

September 28, 2011

In what might be a landmark decision, a Superior Court judge in Washington ruled July 22, 2011, in Sisley v Seattle School District #1, that public high schools are not liable for the content of student-produced...

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