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ERIC Number: ED054181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 11
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Guidelines for the Chief Student Personnel Administrator in Implementing Editorial Policies Related to Freedom of Expression in Sanctioned Student Newspapers of State Colleges.
Gibbs, Annette
The study was designed to answer three questions: (1) What should be the function of the state college's sanctioned student newspaper? (2) What are the legal boundaries which pertain to editorial policies of the student newspaper in relation to student freedom of expression and with which the state college must be concerned? (3) What, if any, journalistic ethics or obligations should pertain to the student newspaper? The investigation was conducted primarily in three ways: (1) through an analysis of the status of the college student newspaper, (2) through a study of legal decisions handed down by the state and federal courts which apply to the college student newspaper, and (3) through an analysis of the official positions of educational, professional, and civil liberties organizations which are concerned with student freedom of expression. The 10 guidelines which emerged from this investigation are given. Evidence indicates that problems and conflicts exist, in some measure, because student editors and institutional administrators are not in agreement as to which topics and ideas should be presented and discussed in the newspaper. More attention and care should be taken in describing the role and function of the student newspaper, because legal actions show that too often the college has usurped student freedom of expression in the newspaper. (Author/DB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The Florida State University