Press Law Certification Test study guide

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Press Law Certification Test Study Guide
What to Know
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The First Amendment & High School journalism
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Obscenity
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Historic Court Cases
o Tinker v Des Moines
o Hazelwood v Kuhlmeier
o Bethel v Fraser
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Reporters Privilege & Freedom of
Information Laws
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Online Publishing & Internet Law
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Open Forum (also known as Public forum)
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Copyright & Fair Use
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Prior Review & Prior Restraint
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Colorado Student Free Expression Law
Developing Editorial Policies (What
should be in an ed. policy?)
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Ethical Decision Making
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Digital Millennium Copyright Act
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NSPA Model Code of Ethics
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FERPA
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Libel (PIHFF Checklist)
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Invasion of Privacy
Responding to complaints and
censorship / prior review: Action
Plan
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Obituary policies
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Mission & roles of the publication
Requirements for certification
1) Write or revise and upload your student publications editorial policies to the chspasaw.org site.
2) Design your Press Law & Ethics Unit [an outline of the syllabus is okay] and upload it to the
chspasaw.org site. Email [email protected] when you do and I will take a look and give
you feedback.
3) Fully develop 2 specific lessons from the unit and write them up (in a way that works for your
class, school, and district
4) Teach the lessons (and the unit)
5) Write a one-page reflection of how the 2 lessons went and send them to me at
[email protected]
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