SPJ's Campus Media Statement
Our student media are designated public forums and free from censorship and advance approval of content. Student media are free to develop editorial policies and news coverage with the understanding that students and student organizations speak only for themselves. Administrators, faculty, staff or other agents shall not consider the student media's content when making decisions regarding the media's funding.
Show the Love: SPJs Campus Media Statement Program
The Society of Professional Journalists is asking college administrators to show their love for a free student press by taking a vow that includes these three magic words: designated public forum. Continue Reading
How should journalists handle sources on social media, especially during breaking news? Should a journalist verify a social media account or have to speak directly with the user before posting information from accounts? Is it OK to post your political views on Facebook? These are just some of the issues students at University of Maryland’s SPJ chapter debated during their Ethics session. The meeting, which had about 20 attendees, opened with a guest speaker from the UMD journalism school who specialized in ethics. >Continue reading UMD concentrates on social media in revised Code of Ethics