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Definitions of prior review/prior restrant for scholastic journalism

The JEA board passed this definition 8-5 on April 15, 2010 Prior review occurs when anyone not on the publication/media staff requires that he or she be allowed to read, view or approve student material before distribution, airing or publication. Prior restraint occurs when someone not on the publication/media staff requires pre-distribution changes to or…
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Press Rights Commission seeks applicants for new Student Partners group

This small group of high school students will have an opportunity to serve in a variety of capacities, including meeting both online and at JEA/NSPA national conventions, answering press rights questions at a booth in the convention exhibit hall, planning new student programs to increase First Amendment awareness, building a network of students via Facebook…
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JEA issues statement on prior review

The Journalism Education Association, as the nation’s largest association of scholastic journalism educators and secondary school media advisers, denounces the practice of administrative prior review as serving no legitimate educational purpose. Prior review leads only to censorship by school officials or to self-censorship by students with no improvement in journalistic quality or learning. Better strategies…
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Why should students wear black armbands?

Answer: To celebrate. Not to protest the war. Not to protest cold winter temperatures nor how the economy is affecting their college plans. But they wear them to honor a 40-year-old U. S. Supreme Court decision. Tinker v. Des Moines, originally about the right to wear black armbands to protest an unpopular war, laid the…
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Journalism Education Association General Meeting

Note: These minutes are not considered official until approved by the JEA Board of Directors at its next meeting. Minutes of the Journalism Education Association General Membership Meeting Friday, April 17, 2009 Hyatt Regency, Phoenix President Jack Kennedy called the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m. In attendance were: Jack Kennedy, MJE, President and Executive/Finance…
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