C-SPAN StudentCam 2018 3rd Prize - Curing Hazelwood
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StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. For the 2018 competition, we asked students to choose a provision of the U.S. Constitution and create a video illustrating why it's important to them. To learn more about the competition and view past winning videos, visit www.studentcam.org
Notes from the filmmakers:
A look into the consequences of the Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier Supreme Court case and the impact it has on student journalists. I delve into how states are combating this pro-censorship ruling and why it is crucial for student journalists like myself to have the freedom to print and publish whatever they would like. The video explores possible solutions through interviews with high school journalism students and teachers, a journalism professor and a staff member from the Student Press Law Center to show the many different sides of the argument and why some believe restrictions can be beneficial to students learning.