Sexual assault is one of the hardest topics to report on, but also one of the most consequential. On this month's podcast, we talk with students and legal experts about how to find and use records to cover this issue. “The System” by Indiana Daily Student: http://bit.ly/2L8ebUf “How universities do, and don't, inform the public… Continue reading July 2018: Reporting on sexual assault
Author: Samuel Breslow
College PR offices fight against student media to manipulate narrative
Some college PR offices are deceptively spinning stories, masquerading as news, denying student reporters access to sources, and infringing on student media's editorial independence.
Paid journalism internships with December deadlines
We're slightly past the fall's peak application season, but fear not, procrastinators! There are still plenty of openings for both spring and summer paid internships at newsrooms across the country.
Illinois high school paper publishes revised version of previously confiscated spread on marijuana
A high school paper was confiscated by administrators who disapproved of two articles exploring why students smoke marijuana. Now they've published a revised version of the stories.
A legal victory for the student press in Kentucky’s ongoing battle for open records
A circuit court judge ruled Oct. 13 that the state Attorney General has the right to privately review public records on sexual assault at Kentucky State University to determine whether the school is required to release them to student reporters.
October 2017 Podcast: Freedom of the Press Foundation Executive Director Trevor Timm talks digital security for student journalists
We speak with Trevor Timm, a co-founder and the executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, a nonprofit which works to protect journalists and their sources by offering free, open source digital security tools. Further reading on the incident where Harvard searched through student deans' email accounts to find the source of a… Continue reading October 2017 Podcast: Freedom of the Press Foundation Executive Director Trevor Timm talks digital security for student journalists
Court ruling blocks school board’s attempt to restrict public comments
A federal appeals court decided Oct. 2 that a Georgia school board's efforts to pre-approve public speakers at board meetings are unconstitutional.
Colorado State newspaper crusades for open meetings, greater transparency from university
Colorado State University's student government may have broken state transparency laws by trying to kick student reporters out of the student body president's impeachment hearing. The incident adds to an ongoing perceived lack of transparency from the university’s student government and administration.
University of Louisville newspaper struggles to survive funding cut
The University of Louisville, facing a $48 million budget deficit, announced earlier this summer that it plans to stop purchasing ads in the campus newspaper, The Louisville Cardinal. That money had been 41 percent of the paper's $146,000 annual budget.
Society of Professional Journalists praises the SPLC's New Voices initiative
The Society of Professional Journalists published a resolution Sept. 15 commending a Student Press Law Center initiative to pass legislative protections for student journalists.