A journalist at the University of Oklahoma’s student newspaper who sued his school seeking access to parking ticket records says he will challenge the school’s attempt to move the case to federal court.
The Wisconsin Senate’s Committee on Education voted unanimously last week to move forward on legislation that would add cyberbullying and electronic harassment to the state’s antibullying laws, as well as require school district officials to report certain bullying incidents to law enforcement regardless of where the incident took place.
A Florida representative has reintroduced a bill that, if enacted, would exempt public colleges from having to disclose the names of executive candidates.
Massachusetts is considering proposed legislation that if enacted, would establish a reporter’s privilege for the state’s high school, college and professional journalists.
Earlier this month, police demanded student journalists at Northwest Missouri State turn over documents detailing a journalism professor’s Facebook post that contained a joking reference to shooting people on campus.
A residence hall at South Dakota State University went on lockdown for about 45 minutes earlier this month, but student journalists say campus police have stymied their attempts to obtain and report any additional details about the incident.
Violating state open records laws could actually cost you a lot of money, officials in Washington and Iowa have learned this month.First, the University of Washington was ordered last week to pay more than $720,000 in fines for withholding 12,000 pages of public records from a former professor who wanted to see whether she was wrongfully denied tenure at the University of Washington's Tacoma campus because of her gender or heritage.
More than a month after students, parents and free speech organizations protested a Lodi, Calif., school district’s social media contract, the district’s board of trustees unanimously agreed on a reworked policy.
Editors' note: This week, we're welcoming SPLC's fall interns, Samantha Sunne and Samantha Vicent (that's not confusing at all, right?). The two will be covering news affecting student media through December, and we're so excited to have the chance to work with them.