(A protest photo I took in 1984 on the Campus of Southern Illinois University)
The Student Press Law Association put together an article that we recommend student journalists read. CLICK HERE TO READ
Protests are nothing new, and student journalists have been covering them for a long time. Remember that protesting is an act of “civil disobedience “. It does not mean people should not do it, you just have to remember there may be consequences for your actions. If you are a student participating, make sure you have a clear idea of what you stand for, and you have studies the facts, from reputable sources.
If you are a student journalist covering the event, make sure you have an open mind and cover all angles of the event.