(105 ILCS 80/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "School official" means a school's principal or his or her designee.
    "School-sponsored media" means any material that is prepared, substantially written, published, or broadcast by a student journalist at a public school, distributed or generally made available to members of the student body, and prepared under the direction of a student media adviser. School-sponsored media does not include media intended for distribution or transmission solely in the classroom in which the media is produced.
    "Student journalist" means a public high school student who gathers, compiles, writes, edits, photographs, records, or prepares information for dissemination in school-sponsored media.
    "Student media adviser" means an individual employed, appointed, or designated by a school district to supervise or provide instruction relating to school-sponsored media.
(Source: P.A. 99-678, eff. 7-29-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)