New law&ethics cert

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Here's a study guide for the law and ethics portions of JEA's CJE exam.

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New law&ethics cert

  1. 1. CertificationGet Commission www.jea.orgCertified! Law & Ethics Candace Perkins Bowen, Seattle 2012
  2. 2. JEA standards• 1A.4. A solid foundation in law and ethics as it applies to scholastic media, including First Amendment-related rights and responsibilities.• 1A.5. Law and ethics as it relates to scholastic media and its importance in practice. • Court cases • Legal definitions • Ethical frameworks
  3. 3. The basicsCourt cases that relate to student media: • Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District • Bethel School District v. Fraser • Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier • Morse v. Frederick (Bong Hits) • Yeo v. Town of Lexington (ads) • Dean v. Utica Community Schools
  4. 4. The basicsDefinitions of unprotected speech • Libel • Copyright • Obscenity • Disruption • Invasion of privacy
  5. 5. The basicsOther important definitions • Censorship • Prior review • First Amendment • Cybermedia legal issues • Protecting sources • Access • Sunshine and open meeting laws • FOIA
  6. 6. The basics• Ethical issues • Law asks, “Could we? • Ethics asks, “Should we?”• Balanced coverage• What’s necessary to cover the topic?• Biases and slants• The need for transparency• Anonymous sources
  7. 7. Where to look Student Press Law Center <www.splc.org> Law of the Student Press (3rd edition) JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission <jeapressrights.org> JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission blog <jeasprc.org>
  8. 8. Getting answers contact me: cbowen@kent.edu commission chair Kim Green: kgreenmje@GMAIL.COM Press Rights commission chair John Bowen jbowen1007@aol.com study guide online at www.jea.org/certification follow us on Twitter @jeaCertified or @jeapressrights

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