First Amendment advocates say a recent California Supreme Court decision not to hear an appeal from a former Occidental College radio host has left a gaping hole in California’s Leonard Law, which affords freedom of expression protection to private college students.
The number ofnewspaper theft incidents is on the rise compared to previous years'statistics, with 15 incidents reported to the Student Press Law Center thus farthis school year.
As media sources increasingly use technology and the Internet to disseminate up-to-the-second information, experts say that student media groups may lead the way. While many student newspapers have online versions of their paper, The Campus Lantern is the first college student media organization to cease print publication and create an online-only daily newspaper, said Consultant Bryan Murley from The Center for Innovation of College Media, a think tank assisting student media in adapting and flourishing in the new media environment.
Orientation issues are a staple for most college student newspapers and often offer freshmen a first glimpse into college life. But it is the audience that these freshman guides target — new students and their parents — that student editors say makes school administrators especially wary about content.
Eighteen college newspapers published the same editorial on Dec. 5 in support of Fox, who had been re-elected by the Daily Trojan's staff but was not approved by the university's media board.
A Maricopa County Attorney’s Office spokesman has been reassigned after a heated e-mail correspondence with an Arizona State University journalism professor over whether journalism students should be allowed to cover the office’s news conferences.
Although they said they clearly identified themselves as members of the media, student reporters from the University of California at Los Angeles’ Daily Bruin said they were hit with batons by city police officers who were trying to clear a small riot near campus on Dec.
Frustrated by administrators’ slow response to past newspaper theft incidents, The Hullabaloo, Tulane University’s student newspaper, sent a bill to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity last month for taking 400 copies of the newspaper from news stands and using them for a party.
Advocates are calling the suspension of Johns Hopkins University student Justin Park a serious threat to students’ rights after he was disciplined for posting a controversial Halloween party advertisement online.