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Answered: Student Press

The First Amendment protects the freedom of the press, including student journalists.

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If a student journalist receives consent from students to publish their medical or private information, can privacy laws like HIPAA or FERPA prevent the student journalist from publishing that information?

Generally, no. Consent is key!

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Can the school censor student journalists and stop them from broadcasting bad game scores?

No, if a school administrator censors the scores of high school sports on school-sponsored television broadcasts, it is likely a violation of student First Amendment press rights

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Can my school censor school newspaper advertisements based on the school’s Code of Conduct?

The school likely cannot prohibit the newspaper from publishing advertisements for alcohol and lottery tickets.

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I am the editor of my school’s yearbook. Can I get in trouble for having Senior Superlatives in the yearbook? Can my school stop me from doing this?

I am the editor of my school’s yearbook. Can I get in trouble for having Senior Superlatives in the yearbook? Can my school stop me from doing this?

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As a school journalism advisor, the principal told me to stop a student from publishing an article. I know the student has the right to publish the article. What should I do?

As a school journalism advisor, the principal told me to stop a student from publishing an article. I know the student has the right to publish the article. What should I do?

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Can the school newspaper be punished for running a paid advertisement from a pro-life organization even though there are school policies against doing such?

Can the school newspaper be punished for running a paid advertisement from a pro-life organization even though there are school policies against doing such?


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Can the school newspaper get in trouble for publishing pictures that the administration banned from a recent school art show?

Can the school newspaper get in trouble for publishing pictures that the administration banned from a recent school art show?

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Can the school ban the student newspaper from publishing stories about School Board candidates?

Can the school ban the student newspaper from publishing stories about School Board candidates?

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Can a faculty advisor who has received confidential information about the school and publishes the story in the school paper be forced to reveal their source?

Can a faculty advisor who has received confidential information about the school and publishes the story in the school paper be forced to reveal their source?

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Can my principal censor an article that talks about student drug use and the negative long-term effects?

Can my principal censor an article that talks about student drug use and the negative long-term effects?

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Can the school newspaper get in trouble for publishing an article on sex education and using relvent photos of birth control?

Can the school newspaper get in trouble for publishing an article on sex education and using relvent photos of birth control?

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Does a school violate students’ free speech rights if they ask to pull a pregnancy clinic advertisement from the school’s student newspaper?

Does a school violate students’ free speech rights if they ask to pull a pregnancy clinic advertisement from the school’s student newspaper?


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