Purdue Exponent, national photojournalism organization ask for investigation into photographer's detention

The Purdue Exponent and the National Press Photographers Association are asking for an investigation into the treatment of a photo editor after police detained him for several hours and took his camera equipment while he was covering a campus shooting last week.

N.C. newspaper sues UNC for course records dating back to mid-1990s

A North Carolina newspaper is once again taking its public records battle with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to court, suing for records that the university compiled as part of a report for a regional accrediting body but won’t release as public records.

New Jersey students to appeal administrators' censorship to school board

Kylie Sposato didn’t expect much controversy when she submitted a column criticizing student smoking in the school bathrooms last month for publication in her high school newspaper, The Stinger. Sposato was surprised, then, when she learned that the column wouldn’t be running in The Stinger’s December edition after all, the by-product of administrative censorship.

Michigan high school graduate asks court to reconsider after judge says names of expelled students aren't public records

A recent graduate is contesting a judge’s recent decision to side with a Michigan school district in a lawsuit over a former student’s request for the names of expelled students, arguing that the school is hiding behind FERPA, a federal student privacy law.