Student journalists often face challenges when reporting on campus workers and workplaces.
North Dakota's lawmakers have approved an anti-Hazelwood law to protect students' speech rights, helping rebuild a national movement.
Nearly three years after Stuckey’s investigative story ran in The Post, students at Ohio University picked up where Stuckey left off, covering Kelly’s February conviction on 18 counts of theft and corruption and his March sentencing to seven years in prison.
Georgia State University administrators circumvented student fee policies when money for the student-produced radio station directly benefited Georgia Public Broadcasting, according to an appeal to the university system’s Board of Regents that aims to regain student control of the station.
A proposed amendment to Illinois’ cyber privacy law would bar school officials from accessing student social media accounts to investigate cyberbullying without specific incident complaints or observed rule violations.
A disorderly conduct charge against a student journalist, who was arrested while covering a protest over the non-indictment of police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Gardner, could be dropped if she does not get in trouble again before July.
Chief justice Cody Coll told the student reporters that they could not photograph or record the court hearing Tuesday because it violated the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the federal student privacy law. The reporters were also asked to delete all information gathered before their dismissal from the court.
The legislation would enhance students’ freedom of expression in school-sponsored media regardless of school funding, preventing administrators from invoking the Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier precedent.
The order disallows “contact with any member of the Court” regarding a recent student case except for procedural and substantive questions. According to the order, newspaper staffers’ violation “may result in the party being held in contempt of court” and referred to the dean for judicial affairs for further proceedings.
More than 80 students and faculty gathered in November 2014 to memorialize the loss of three academic programs in the Division of Languages and Literature — communications/theater studies, modern foreign languages and journalism.