A California Court ofAppeal's decision to open investigative reports regarding a former schooladministrator to a local newspaper is a victory for both professional andstudent journalists in the state, the paper's editor said.
In a September search for the anonymous authors of a sexually-explicit MySpace page, a Georgia high school pulled out all the stops, using a police-issued subpoena to track down two students.
Several First Amendment organizations dedicated to protecting student rights recognize that in the Internet age, it is even more important that students understand the possible consequences of their speech. The popularity of social networking sites, including MySpace.com and Facebook.com, is increasing, with MySpace becoming the most visited site on the Internet in July 2006.
The University of Texas at Austin’s Student Publications Board is awaiting a response from the Texas Board of Regents as to whether the Daily Texan will remain what many believe is the only major daily college student newspaper that is subject to prior review of its content by an adviser.
Carson High School administrators have interfered with the student newspaper’s publication for a second week in a row, this time over articles in the Trailblazer that the school claimed promoted drug use and sexual activity.
A Richmond high school for the gifted has changed its student newspaper’s online publishing process after administrators removed an October editorial from the Internet because it contained comments that they claimed were offensive to the high school’s community.
A high school radio station will change its frequency and a commercial station will move into its old spot on the radio dial as well as pay for several years of legal proceedings involving the two, according to a recent settlement.
An issue of a high school newspaper that allegedly included an anonymous editorial containing racially insensitive remarks was confiscated by a school administrator last week.
A Kern County judge is expected to sign a settlement filed Nov. 16 that will end a censorship lawsuit between East Bakersfield High School student journalists and the school district.
An issue of the Deltona High School student newspaper was delayed by an administrator in October, leaving student journalists to learn about prior review the hard way.