Private universities across the country are cracking down on their student media advertising policies — a practice that would likely be considered unconstitutional at a public university. Targets are many, from alcohol to off-campus housing, but perhaps most damaging to newspaper revenues is the bar on ads for degree programs at competing schools.
Schools like MIT do have student newspapers, even though most students who attend those schools are hardly there to study journalism. And these “nontraditional” journalists face the same hurdles as those at major J-schools, even if they don’t all dream of reporting jobs after college.
In an age where Facebook and Twitter are the go-to sources for entertainment and socializing, universities nationwide are struggling with how tightly to monitor or restrict their athletes’ online activity.
Atleast 200 copies of the University of Vermont’s student newspaper were takenfrom stands last week after the paper published a front page full of crimestories.
In the wake of a blow-up over content in its student newspaper, Bridgewater State University’s president reportedly ousted the newspaper’s faculty adviser.
A newspaper theft atOklahoma City Community College appears to be ending with no charges, eventhough the culprits were seen onsecurity cameras.
A $31,200 settlement hasbeen reached between East Carolina University and its former student mediadirector, who was fired in January in the wake of a full-frontal streaker photoin the student newspaper he advised.
Police are investigating theTuesday disappearance of thousands of copies of the student newspaper at WestVirginia University.
The University of Missouriabandoned its student conduct investigation Thursday of two former studentnewspaper editors who recently resigned over a controversial April Fools'edition of The Maneater.
The president of ChristopherNewport University defended the school’s student newspaper Tuesday with anemail blast to all faculty, staff and students after university employees hidcopies of the paper from racks during campus tours last week.