Student journalists often face challenges when reporting on campus workers and workplaces.
Author: Elaina Koros
A catalyst for reform: North Dakota's new anti-Hazelwood law has rebuilt a national movement
North Dakota's lawmakers have approved an anti-Hazelwood law to protect students' speech rights, helping rebuild a national movement.
Student newspaper at Ohio U. overcomes reporter turnover in coverage of Sheriff’s corruption charge
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.
Appeal argues Georgia State U. misappropriated student fees in Georgia Public Broadcasting deal
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.
Amendment intends to define ‘reasonable cause’ in Illinois cyber privacy law
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.
Prosecutor could drop disorderly conduct charge against CUNY student journalist following protest arrest
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.
Following ‘no-contact’ order saga, Baylor U. student court denies press coverage
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.
N.D. bill to protect student journalists' freedom of speech amended in committee
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.
Baylor U. judicial board issues ‘no-contact order’ to student newspaper
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.
Journalism program among cuts at Delta State U.
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.