A college journalism adviser believes he's been singled out unfairly with demands that he take additional graduate courses or lose his job, but the college insists the requirement was forced by an outside accrediting agency.
For the second time since 2010, the student media adviser at a two-year Wyoming college finds his job imperiled after students published articles about campus controversies that displeased administrators.
After the student newspaper at Ocean County Community College released several award-winning investigative pieces criticizing its school president and policies, reporters and editors felt the school was intimidating them to make them stop.
A national journalism organization censured aMaryland university July 23 after the school failed to renew the newspaper andyearbook adviser's contract.
The College Media Advisers board of directors voted this month to censure Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore., for its dismissal of a former student newspaper adviser.
Groups representing America's collegestudent media asked the U.S. Supreme Court this week to overturna lower court ruling that they warned "could threaten thevery existence of student media on hundreds of public collegecampuses nationwide."