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Advising under the Colorado Student Free Expression

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Adam Dawkins

on 11 October 2012

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Transcript of Advising under the Colorado Student Free Expression

The Students The Admin Teachers & Advisers Place your own picture
behind this frame! Double click to crop it if necessary San Francisco Budapest (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr Stockholm (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Teach the skills

writing, reporting, design. But that is only the beginning. Meet the state standards and achieve academic success through student publication courses

Quality journalism comes from quality instruction.

Create a community of learners & leaders

encourage & inspire the staff to think critically, build relationships, resovle conflicts, and work work together to solve problems. Administrators can and should ... The Law Tinker & Hazelwood
• Foster appreciation for America’s democratic ideals by inspiring students and their advisers to practice democratic principles through free student media

• Hire the most qualified educator to teach and advise or help one without solid journalism background become more knowledgeable. This allows the educator to provide training so students can better become self-sufficient as they make decisions and practice journalism within the scope of the school’s educational mission and the First Amendment

• Trust and respect their advisers, their student media editors and staff as the students make decisions

• Maintain dialogue and feedback to protect and enhance student expression, to afford students real input in the process, and to broaden their opportunities to excel ~ JEA 2009
• Model standards of professional journalistic conduct to students, administrators and others
• Emphasize the importance of accuracy, balance and clarity in all aspects of news gathering and reporting

• Advise, not act as censors or decision makers
• Empower students to make decisions of style, structure and content by creating a learning atmosphere where students will actively practice critical thinking and decision-making

• Encourage students to seek other points of view and to explore a variety of information sources in their decision-making

• Ensure students have a free, robust and active forum for expression without prior review or restraint
• Show trust in students as they carry out their responsibilities by encouraging and supporting them in a caring learning environment ~ JEA 2009 ~ JEA 2009 The students can and should ... FAQ Teachers & advisers can and should ...

• Apply critical thinking and decision-making skills as they practice journalistic standards and civic responsibility

• Follow established policies and adopt new ones to aid in thorough, truthful and complete reporting using a range of diverse and credible sources

• Seek the advice of professionally educated journalism advisers, teachers and other media resources

• Maintain open lines of communication with other students, teachers, administrators and community members

• Operate media that report in verbal and visual context, enhancing comprehension and diverse points of view

• Develop trust with all stakeholders – sources, adviser, administration and fellow staffers Colorado Student Free Expression Law 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 removal of student media content.

Prior review itself is a form of prior restraint. It inevitably leads the reviewer to censor and and student journalists to self-censor in an effort to assure approval.

An officially designated adviser, when working with students and offering suggestions for improvement as part of the coaching and learning process, who reads or views student media before publication is not engaged in prior review.

However, when an adviser requires pre-distribution changes over the objections of student editors, his/her actions then become prior restraint.
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