As more high school athletic associations enter into agreements granting third parties exclusive broadcasting rights, journalists are figuring out how to deal with the restrictions.
Citing concerns about cyberbullying, schools have begun monitoring students’ online activity. Opponents say the tracking is unnecessarily invasive and could violate students’ First Amendment rights.
After two high-profile incidents where student journalists alleged censorship last year, the National Association of Black Journalists has convened a panel to look into concerns.
Two hundred copies of the Old Gold & Black student newspaper at Wake Forest University were stolen last week and only returned to their racks after university police intervened, editors say.
At least 200 copies of The Quinnipiac Chronicle at Quinnipiac University were stolen and discarded late Wednesday morning. Initially thinking students were simply more interested in the paper, staffers put out 200 additional copies, but half of those vanished within minutes, the paper's business manager said.
Administrators at Wright State University ordered journalists at the school’s student newspaper to pull a classified advertisement and threatened to pull all school funding if they did not, students say.
A newspaper rack at Northwest Missouri State University was stolen near the student paper’s newsroom last weekend, leaving student reporters and the adviser wondering whether the theft was in response to a front-page story about an increase in arrests in the city of Maryville for underage alcohol possession.
Responding to a public records lawsuit filed earlier this year, the University of Central Florida told a judge this week the school cannot provide student journalists unredacted records relating to Greek fraternities’ disciplinary hearings because the records are protected under a federal education privacy law.
An Oklahoma State University student journalist who says the school’s athletics department revoked his sports credentials has decided to resign his sportswriting position rather than agree to restrictions imposed by the university.
An employee in Concordia College’s admissions office removed all copies of the student newspaper from the school’s campus center on Thursday, one day after the paper published a front-page story about students’ frequent alcohol use before campus events.