As college athletics become an ever-bigger enterprise at many schools, the student media has an ever-growing obligation to monitor their programs. The following guide should provide you with valuable tools for obtaining the information you need to do your job.
Tag: access to public records
Nightly purge of Pennsylvania Department of Education emails condemned
Staff members of the Pennsylvania Department of Education "delete and cleanse" their emails each night, a policy which the state's Office of Open Records and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association have condemned.
Police records at private universities should be open, Ohio attorney general says
Attorney General Mike DeWine asked the Ohio Supreme Court to side with Otterbein University student journalist Anna Schiffbauer, who is seeking a court order to compel the private university’s police force to disclose arrest records.
April 2014: In North Carolina and Ohio, two student editors discuss secret presidential searches
Secret presidential searches are becoming increasingly common at public colleges and universities around the country. On the podcast, Daniel Moore, editor of The Daily Kent Stater, and Michael Bragg, editor of The Appalachian, discuss their schools' recent secret presidential searches.
North Dakota State University foundation is a public entity, state attorney general rules
A private foundation whose “sole purpose and function” is to support North Dakota State University is a public entity subject to public open record laws, the state attorney general ruled Monday.
California appeals court says school district can redact teachers’ names in test score data
The Los Angeles Unified School District does not have to release the names of individual teachers in records about teacher performance, a California appeals court ruled July 23.
New York Times resubmits request for public records on University of Oregon sexual misconduct case after previous records were heavily redacted
A local prosecutor has declined an appeal from The New York Times seeking to compel the University of Oregon to turn over complete public records about a sexual misconduct investigation involving three UO men’s basketball players, prompting the newspaper to submit a new request.
Delaware governor enacts amendment to revise state’s public records exemptions
A bill signed into law by Gov. Jack Markell on Tuesday largely preserved public records and open meetings exemptions for the University of Delaware and Delaware State University, but will require the universities to produce records related to proposals or contracts that spend public funds. The law will go into effect immediately.
Judge orders search warrants, 911 calls to be unsealed in UNC homicide investigation
After nearly two years, a Wake County Superior Court judge unsealed search warrants and 911 calls related to the homicide of a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student.
University of Central Florida lawfully withheld records requested by student reporters
The University of Central Florida correctly withheld records that were protected by a federal education privacy law, a judge ruled this week in a public records lawsuit brought by student journalists at the university.