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The woman who tried to sting The Washington Post also lied to me
I am writing this in the hopes that all reporters, not just those who are in the early years of their career like me, can learn from my experience.
On Covering DACA, from one undocumented student journalist
It’s been a little over a week since I revealed publicly for the first time that I’m undocumented. After Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Sept. 5 that DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will be rescinded, a current editor of my high school newspaper reached out to me. She asked me, as a former editor-in-chief of the publication, to write something to our community. She wanted my help localizing national news. I agreed.
Q&A: Patrick File talks Nevada’s “now or never moment” with passing a New Voices law
In June, Nevada passed “New Voices” legislation designed to give specific protections for student journalists. Here’s what Patrick File, who helped lead the effort, had to say about his experience getting this legislation proposed, sponsored and passed so quickly.
Court rules that MSU can’t sue ESPN for requesting open records
A Court of Claims judge threw out a lawsuit against ESPN, saying Michigan State University can’t sue reporters for requesting records under the Freedom of Information Act.
University newspaper in New York crowdfunds to keep its independence
The Torch, the award-winning student newspaper at St. John’s University in Queens, New York is using crowdfunding to pay off debts rather than give up its decades-long status as an independent publication.
Gay students in Missouri had their high school yearbook quotes censored by school
After recently graduating from Kearney High School, Joey Slivinski and Thomas Swartz opened their yearbooks to find blank spaces under their portraits. Both submitted witty quotes about their gay identities, only to find that the school scrubbed them from the pages.
Advocacy group sues Department of Education for Title IX records
There are a number of factors that make reporting on sexual assault and harassment on campus a difficult feat for student journalists.
New Jersey high school removes student artwork from annual show
The First Amendment continues to prove confounding for those running public high schools in New Jersey where Morristown High School removed an art piece depicting President Trump as a pig holding an angry cat.
You can quote me on that: Yearbook quotes elicit censorship and refund offers
It’s that time of year again when school administrators and student journalists face the nail-biting moment of yearbook release, mostly excitement with just a bit of (occasionally well-founded) trepidation.