Libel lawsuits against student newspapers are relatively uncommon, but in recent months, mistakes in reporting have costs student editors and advisers headaches and even their jobs.
Author: Sydni Dunn
Hand over your passwords, or else
An increasing number of employers are asking applicants for social media account information. In response, state legislators are drafting bills that would prohibit employers — and university admissions offices — from snooping into people's non-public chats.
The Facebook Standard: Minnesota Supreme Court lowers speech protections for some college students
Months after the Minnesota Supreme Court held that public universities can restrict the speech of students enrolled in “professional programs,” First Amendment advocates and Minnesota students continue to analyze the broader implications of the ruling.
Student Media, Inc.
Amid changes in the economy and mass media, college publications are adopting creative strategies to stay afloat.
Texas students, arrested for creating fake Facebook profile, released from juvenile facility
The two young girls arrested for creating a fake Facebook page and posing as a classmate have been released from the Granbury Regional Juvenile Justice Center in Texas, the local director of juvenile probation said Tuesday.Director Beth Pate could not, however, say when the girls were released, and it was unclear how long they spent in the juvenile facility.The girls, ages 12 and 13, were each arrested July 16 on a count of online impersonation, a third-degree felony, said Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds.
Texas girls arrested, facing felony charges for making fake Facebook profile
Two young students in Hood County have been arrested for creating a fake Facebook account using the name of a classmate, and were taken to a juvenile detention facility on felony charges.
Virginia Tech, UVA papers continue to fight ban on alcohol ads
A legal challenge to Virginia’s ban on alcohol-related advertisements in college publications is still brewing.
Iowa Supreme Court: FERPA shields records in student athlete sexual assault case
Federal student privacy law bars the release of records related to an alleged sexual assault by university football players, even in redacted form, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Supreme Court refuses to create new First Amendment exception for lying
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 6-3 that the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a crime to falsely claim receipt of military accolades, violates the First Amendment.The decision was a plurality, with a majority of the justices ruling the law unconstitutional, but two groups approaching the decision with different reasoning.
Judge tosses Georgia counseling student's First Amendment lawsuit
A federal district court ruled Friday that Augusta State University officials did not violate the First Amendment when they ordered a graduate student to complete remedial training in response to her statements about homosexuality.