We got the following question on Twitter earlier this afternoon:
@SPLC any idea if a public university can do this? pic.twitter.com/HYNZsRFUrB
— Steve Johnson (@journo2go) August 20, 2013
Steve Johnson’s a lecturer at the University of Florida, and this photo was taken outside the entrance to the school’s football stadium, Johnson told us. The event wasn’t open to media and specifically excluded student media, he said.
This is a situation that other of student journalists could find themselves in as the football season gears up. Below, SPLC attorney Adam Goldstein explains what colleges can and can’t do in situations like this.