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SPLC has what you need to get ready for Back to School 2019

As you gear up for the new school year, it's important to prepare for whatever comes your way. SPLC can help! 

We've compiled:

  • Guides to key legal topics like copyright and dealing with censorship
  • Teaching resources like webinars, PowerPoints and quizzes
  • FAQs for high school, college and yearbook students
  • Model agreements and policies for your newsroom
More About Back to School
We're also excited to bring you a brand-new way to connect with SPLC experts: you can book a video-call through our Virtual Speakers Bureau. Speakers will join you for up to 40 minutes (including Q&A) and can present on one of the following: 
  • High school student press freedom
  • Copyright
  • Freedom of Information / public records
  • Libel and defamation
More About Speakers

Get your Year of the Student Journalist swag!

Welcome the new school year with shirts, mugs, buttons and more. Choose between Year of the Student Journalist designs or sport the classic SPLC look. 
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Q: Can we post photos we take for the yearbook or newspaper on a social media page?

A: If they are staff-generated photos and not photos taken by a private contractor, yes. A private photo studio will have contractual limits on how its photos can be used, and typically (without a substantial extra charge) they are licensed for one-time-only use in a print publication. Make sure your student photographers understand at the start of the school term how their photos are to be used. When there is no salary or employment contract, the copyright stays with the photographer, and the photographer has the right to object if their work is used in a way that goes beyond their consent.

 

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