Entries by Alex Steil

Staff Policies

Examining policy and guidelines: With all the recent buzz about AI use and guidelines in student media, it’s a great time to craft this one and even revisit some of the more used guidelines for your school. A great starting point would be to talk to your student editors about what they have relied on […]

Student Press Rights

Revisiting or learning about seven court key cases about student free press As part of its Constitution Day release, the Student Press Law Center identified seven foundational Supreme Court cases instrumental in today’s landscape. Each of these cases have a small summary and key takeaway. One easy way to use this as a chapter activity […]

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is Sept. 17, so now is a great time to plan  your Constitution Day activity. The beginning of the year is a great time to start a discussion with your students concerning the importance of the First Amendment. Whether it’s a celebration with a school-wide activity or Constitution-Day themed cake it’s a great […]

Concerns and Hopes

This is our final Chapter activity of the year. We hope you’ve enjoyed this new Scroll feature. A few weeks ago, CNN highlighted 10 photos that heightened concern about climate change. Take a look at these photos — especially the hope part. What can young aspiring journalists learn from this as well? In what ways […]