SUPPORTING A FREE SCHOLASTIC PRESS FOR THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
Friday, March 24, 2006
Teach Free Speech
This is an area for advisers to offer suggestions about teaching freedom of expression to your students and colleagues. Ideas might include lesson plans, links, reflections about successful lessons, and so on.
As a professional organization, the WJEA provides support services in the field of scholastic journalism. This blog is one of those support services, designed and maintained with you, the student journalist and scholastic journalism adviser, in mind. Here you will find a wide array of resources designed to help you in your quest to become better at what you do by providing thoughtful analysis and access to the most current resources available on the Internet. For more information about who we are and what we do, visit wjea.net.
How you can help student free press legislation
Although legislation that would clarify student free press rights was unsuccessful this year, the opportunity still exists to educate legislators for another run at legislation in 2009. Continue to contact your legislators and let them know this is an important issue.
The administrator of this blog is Jeff Nusser, the adviser of The Apple Leaf newspaper and Wa Wa yearbook at Wenatchee H.S. While he generates most of the content, he also always is looking for help from the people who know scholastic journalism best.
Got an idea for the site? Have you written something for other students that you're looking to get to a wider audience? Looking for help with a specific situation? E-mail Nusser here to get your voice heard. You also can leave a thought by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of each post - we're always looking for thoughtful discussion on how best to have a free scholastic press!