Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Student Journalist

Whether student journalists are entitled to the same rights as professional journalists is a question that has been featured in numerous court cases and high-profile stories. as of late. Here are some things to be aware of: First Amendment rights: The Student Press Law Center is a great resource for learning about your first amendment rights and includes a form where you can seek general legal advice (though, of course, you should consult a lawyer familiar with your situation for specifics) FOIA and other public records request laws: Under the Freedom of Information Act, all citizens are able to access the federal government’s public records by filing a request. Though it extends only to federal records, all states have some […]

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