A James Madison University student journalist's run-in with the law is only one of the many photographers around the nation -- amateur and professional -- are confronting.
Author: Caitlin Byrnes
Journalists struggle with one of the most powerful, least transparent groups on campus: student government
The media’s role of covering government -- from exposing scandal to highlighting when they get it right -- is so well-accepted, the media is often called “the fourth estate.” However, lack of clear legal guidance can hinder that same check at the college and high school levels. While student governments have been found to fall under open-records laws in some states, many of these bodies evade mandatory scrutiny, despite having some of the same decision-making, money-moving powers as their adult-world counterparts.
Online comments create more opportunity for discussion, but may also generate new legal concerns
Reader comment boards invite a cornucopia of opinions, from the well-informed to the ignorant. Student media publish in a campus echo chamber, where rumors can spread virally.
Purdue journalist told not to video paramedics; police chief says officer was mistaken
The police department at Purdue University wants to strengthen its relationship with the campus newspaper after a recent run-in between an officer and a student journalist.
Editors fear funding cuts after stories on Ore. student government corruption
A community college student newspaper staff fears its funding will be cut because of an investigative series on student government corruption.
Theft of Fla. college newspaper baffles editors
Police continue to investigate last week's theft of approximately 4,000 copies of the University of North Florida's student newspaper.
News organizations sue UNC for access to football records
Eight news organizations sued the University ofNorth Carolina at Chapel Hill on Thursday for access to athletic records deniedto them under a federal student privacy law.
Marshall Univ. to face federal investigation into its campus crime reporting
The Department of Education is investigatingwhether Marshall University failed to report serious campus crimes as requiredby federal law.
Ky. university, newspaper reach compromise on stadium distribution
The Kentucky Kernel came to a compromise onSaturday with University of Kentucky officials over distribution at CommonwealthStadium.
Univ. of Kentucky: No student newspapers at football stadium, parking lots
Despite a University of Kentucky distribution ban,the independent student newspaper will continue to hand out papers at thisweekend's homecoming football game.