Public access advocates have pushed back against university governing boards' closed-door meetings, resulting in legal action.
Students and administrators frequently misunderstand copyright law and how it relates to student work, often leading to conflicts in schools.
This past school year, student journalists at Fairmont State clashed repeatedly with administrators. Their adviser was dismissed and the students felt forced to resign their positions as editors. An SPLC investigation uncovered a culture of intimidation with student media at the university for the past decade.
The professor who was fired over his personal tweets criticizing Israel has sued the university on the basis of his free speech and due process rights.
A committee of the Wyoming Press Association, students and university officials will form recommendations on what to do with student emails under public records law.
The California audit found 13 reporting errors. Only one college audited correctly reported its crime statistics.
A former student who was expelled from a Georgia university for environmental activism without a hearing has received a $900,000 settlement after eight years.
The university president decided to remove a department head from his supervisory position over the student newspaper, after allegations of intimidation once the paper published investigative stories on black mold.
After losing her request for a preliminary injunction that would have let an ousted newspaper adviser keep her job, the advisor and the student paper's editor have dropped their lawsuit — and have helped spearhead the launch of two new campaigns for student press freedom.
The University of Wisconsin system will no longer have to reveal final candidates for its top positions, now that an exemption has been signed into law with the state biennial budget.