For students and journalism educators, recent FAA clarifications on drone use are opening up the skies for aerial newsgathering.
Author: Lev Facher
Michigan Supreme Court denies appeal in secret meetings lawsuit
The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the University of Michigan Board of Regents’ ability to hold closed-door “pre-meetings.”
Daily Tar Heel files complaint against UNC for sexual misconduct records
North Carolina’s major newspapers are joining forces with a student newspaper in demanding the state’s flagship public university release records pertaining to former students who’ve faced discipline for sexual assault.
Indiana Supreme Court rules Notre Dame police not subject to open records law
The Indiana Supreme Court this week decided the police department at the University of Notre Dame is not a government body and not subject to open records requests.
Georgia law against insulting public school officials in front of students ruled unconstitutional
Can you be arrested for insulting a school employee? No, says a 7-0 ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court, striking down a state statute that criminalized verbally abusing a school employee in the presence of a student.
Journalist arrested for filming in courthouse has charges dismissed
Daryl Khan was arrested for filming in a New York City courthouse in June, and a judge recently dismissed the charges against the journalist.
Investigative news agency filing public records lawsuit against University of Louisville Foundation
Kentucky’s two largest public universities are rivals in academics and athletics, but seem in recent weeks to have found common ground in an unlikely area: legal action surrounding their adherence to public-records laws.
Attorney General of Kentucky files complaint against University of Kentucky in open records case
Kentucky’s attorney general says the commonwealth’s flagship university is willingly violating the law by refusing to hand over documents for the attorney general’s review.
Universities are taking divergent approaches to handling campus speech, safe spaces, and trigger warnings
On one campus, the administration has said in no uncertain terms that students expecting “trigger warnings” shouldn’t hold their breath. On another, a center for inclusivity is pushing a set of language recommendations called “Just Words,”...