ERIC Number: ED062945
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Ten Guidelines for Principals and A Free Student Press.
This paper presents guidelines for the chief student personnel administrator in implementing editorial policies related to freedom of expression in the sanctioned student newspaper. The guidelines are: (1) the function of the student newspaper should be clearly defined and agreed upon by the students, faculty and administrators; (2) the function of the student newspaper, as it relates to student freedom of expression, is parallel with the function of the commercial newspaper; (3) editorial freedom of expression is a basic requirement for the student newspaper; (4) the student newspaper should not be considered as an official publication of its school; (5) students do not forfeit their constitutional rights of freedom of expression; (6) student newspaper editorial policies which promote the lawful educational goals of the school are viewed as desirable by the courts; (7) a publications board offers the best method for providing guidance and leadership for the student newspaper activity; (8) student newspaper editorial freedom of expression requires student responsibility for presenting news and opinion accurately, fairly, and completely; (9) a professionally competent adviser for the student newspaper staff is desirable for both students and the administration; and (10) the student newspaper is primarily a medium of communication for students. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. School of Education.