Perhaps the oral sex article would have raised awareness and maybe even spurred conversations between parents and kids (which could have been fodder for its own embarrassing moments issue). But that article has been censored on two separate occasions.
“Public forum” may not be as titillating as the other two words that have been causing some controversy recently in high school media — oral sex — but they are more important because they can actually dictate whether a high school journalist has the First Amendment protection to write about oral sex (or teen pregnancy, divorce, teen suicide, etc.).
One high school journalism expert agreed that public records are a resource that can be crucial for nailing a great story, but many high school reporters do not take advantage of public records often enough.
Weeksafter staff of the ''radical'' left-wing student newspaper at theUniversity of Oregon dropped off March's issue at the university'smailroom, they got an anonymous call.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case thatstemmed from public school officials' refusal to display a kindergartenstudent's artwork containing a picture of Jesus.
Student reporters at a Missouri community college were surprised to receive ane-mail from the board president demanding they not print an article intoday's paper.
Astudent government member at the University of Alaska Fairbanks rescinded hisinitiative to reduce the student newspaper's budget and said he was wrong tothink less funding would translate to better editorial content.
The first time this year that administrators censored Columbia HighSchool's student-produced cable channel, they nixed public serviceannouncements in February that portrayed the school as dilapidated anddirty.
Administrators are scheduled to meet Friday to discuss distributing an issue of a middle school newspaper they pulled last month.
MICHIGAN-- A state bill that would protect high school newspapers fromcensorship is not picking up any steam more than a year after it was proposed.And the Michigan Press Association’s decision not to support the bill isnot helping matters, one student press advocate said.