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Protocol for Free & Responsible Student News Media

During the summer of 2010, The McCormick Foundation Civics Program released a Protocol for Free & Responsible Student News Media.

The protocol was developed to help student journalists and school administrators build relationships that will foster responsible and free student news media in schools. Top five considerations included:

  1. All too often student media fall victim to the inevitable tensions associated with schools’ perpetual balancing act between freedom and structure.
  2. The Protocol The McCormick Foundation Civics Program’s best effort to find balance between these two interests.
  3. It is a consensus document that student journalists, their advisers and school administrators can turn to repeatedly during times of both harmony and discord.
  4. When a controversy surrounding a student newspaper gathers headlines in the professional press or ends up in the courtroom, all parties lose.
  5. On the other hand, when adversaries become allies and contentious issues are resolved through thoughtful discussion, all parties win.