Liability in writing: keeping the paper clean

About: This piece has been included in my portfolio because it chronicles an understanding of the court cases that essentially govern a school-sponsored paper. It gives rise to the threats we face as student journalists, and the protections we have. This is a key understanding each staff needs to have, in regards to being able to defend their freedom of speech.

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Libel law case analysis

About: This piece has been included in my portfolio because it shows an understanding of the Hazelwood and Tinker cases, displays an analysis of the Unprotected Nine, and shows the use of credible sources to decipher if a specific story is a potential liability to a paper. This is what every journalist lives and breathes, and it is important to be understood.