The University of Michigan earlier this monthdropped a proposed policy that would have limited the distribution ofpublications in many campus buildings.
The editor in chief of Armstrong Atlantic StateUniversity's student paper said she is planning to file a lawsuit against thepresident of the university and the Student Government Association for cuttingthe paper's 2008-09 budget, allegedly based on complaints about the paper'scontent.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a2007 appellate court ruling that said student government officials could not besued for violating student journalists' First Amendment rights.
Under state and federal sunshine laws, the press is supposed to have access to government and public records -- therefore, student journalists should have access to student government records, right?
In a new, $450 million, state-of-the-art museum of news in Washington, D.C., media professionals, government officials and open-government advocates gathered on March 14 at the 10th annual National Freedom of Information Day Conference to discuss recent changes to the Freedom of Information Act and the importance of sunshine laws to journalists.
A controversial column is being reprinted in today'sissue of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas' student paper after aboutone-third of the 3,000 copies of the March 10 issue were stolen Tuesday.
The opinion section of the University of Colorado'sonline student paper was back up Monday, and a controversial faculty"fact-finding committee" was disbanded as the Campus Press staff anduniversity community try to find closure after a student column sent shockwavesthrough campus.
A Gannett spokeswoman said last week the media company wanted to buy Colorado State University's student paper but stopped communicating with the university after officials told the company in a Jan. 22 meeting that the paper was not for sale.
PENNSYLVANIA -- The editor in chief at Pennsylvania StateUniversity's student paper says a new Interfraternity Council media policy ispreventing reporters from covering major campus events and restricting thepaper's access to about 2,500 fraternity members.
The California State University system isamending its student conduct code to settle a lawsuit filed last summer by SanFrancisco State's College Republicans organization.