Law&ethics cje14

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Law&ethics cje14

  1. 1. Get Certified! Certification Commission www.jea.org Law & Ethics Candace Perkins Bowen, San Diego, 2014
  2. 2. JEA standardsJEA 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 basicsThe basics Court 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 basicsThe basics Definitions of unprotected speech • Libel • Copyright • Obscenity • Disruption • Invasion of privacy
  5. 5. The basicsThe basics Other important definitions • Censorship • Prior review • First Amendment • Cybermedia legal issues • Protecting sources • Access • Sunshine and open meeting laws • FOIA
  6. 6. The basicsThe 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 lookWhere to look Student Press Law Center <www.splc.org> Law of the Student Press (4th edition) JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission <jeapressrights.org> JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Commission blog <jeasprc.org>
  8. 8. Getting answersGetting 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  http://www.slideshare.net/candaceperkinsbowen/

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