When Zachary Goldstein, contributing writer for the Florida State View, traveled to Dauphin Island on the Gulf Coast to cover the oil spill for his first big assignment, he knew it wouldn't be easy.
Covering an environmental disaster can be difficult for student journalists -- not only do they have to work on nailing a really great story, but they have to consider everything from personal safety to dealing with emotionally traumatized sources.
Some journalists have found that when it comes to scholarships, it's not a matter of financial need or academic qualifications, but of who you know. But getting at that information has required surmounting some freedom-of-information roadblocks.
Journalists are trained to value and defend freedom of speech for everyone, even those with extreme views whose opinions may offend listeners. But when speakers use the student media to mock or criticize minority groups, student journalists have faced backlash from their campuses that can put college financial support at risk.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday thatformer University of Northern Colorado student Thomas Mink can sue a deputydistrict attorney for damages resulting from her approval of a warrant to searchMink's home and seize his computer for posting a website mocking a professor in2003.
A court order to release the e-mail and IP addresses of commenters on theCalifornia State University Long Beach's Daily 49er website to UniversityPolice has been nullified.
A U.S. District Court in Wisconsin has ruled thatstate entities can sell exclusive rights to cover, through streaming videoonline, a government-sponsored event, including high school athletics.
After nearly 10 years of disclosing the names ofscholarship recipients at Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU),university officials are now claiming that the information is protected underthe Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
A new federal law mandating greater transparency in the sale and pricing oftextbooks will take effect July 1.
Two cases regarding student online speech were argued before the full Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today after two three-judge panels of the Third Circuit handed down conflicting opinions last February.