Prompted by the legalization of recreational marijuana use in two states, students are more interested than ever in writing about the subject. Many, though, still encounter hurdles when reporting on the drug.
Author: Rex Santus
At FAU, student journalists report persistent difficulties accessing public records
Even simple records requests are held up by delays and high costs, say journalists at Florida Atlantic University. The problems have been worsening over the past few years, in particular for one student.
Despite pushback, Fla. high school journalist plans to pursue story about medical marijuana
A student journalist says she wants to write about medical marijuana for her Florida high school’s magazine. But staff and other students would rather she didn’t.
Copies of Michigan student newspaper trashed after story about ousted fraternity
Students at Central Michigan University are sharing on Twitter their plans to destroy copies of the student newspaper, and in one case, someone posted a photograph of a paper being set on fire.
University will step in after student government slashes Missouri student newspapers funding
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is stepping in to save its student newspaper after a student budget committee opted to completely slash the publication’s funding subsidy, staffers say.
ECU professor apologizes for inserting flier in student newspaper as April Fools' Day joke
A professor will not face charges after he inserted prank fliers in East Carolina University’s student newspaper on April Fools’ Day. The fliers said the university should engage in illicit tactics to better compete in athletics.
Calif. community college paper suspects theft after 400 newspapers disappear
Around 400 copies of Cuesta College’s The Cuestonian disappeared between Tuesday and Wednesday, says an instructor at the California community college.
Oregon State pays six-figure settlement after confiscating newspaper boxes
Oregon State University will pay $101,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from its disposal of a now-defunct conservative student newspaper’s distribution boxes. Oregon State admitted no fault in the agreement, and the lawsuit was officially dismissed Wednesday.
Washington legislation adding 'emotional harm' to state's anti-bullying statute won't advance after SPLC, others raise concerns
A bill that would have added the term “emotional harm” to Washington’s anti-bullying statute will not make its way out of committee, the bill’s primary supporter said.
After pressure from student newspaper and faculty, Calif. community college walks back from restrictive media policy
A community college in California is scrapping a policy that requested faculty go through a public relations department before answering reporters’ questions, college and district officials say.