In its recent revision of the Rules of Conduct, Columbia University has been debating what kind of protections student journalists should receive when covering protests.
It’s fitting that the 365-day stink-bomb that was 2014 ended with the U.S. Department of Education wadding up the last remaining shred of its credibility on FERPA and pulling the flusher with both hands. It was that kind of year. Like Pavlov’s dogs at suppertime, school and college legal departments reflexively yapped “FERPA” anytime a… Continue reading FERPA Fib of the Year, 2014 Edition
Charles O'Malley, a former director of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and for decades one of the nation's leading advocates for the advancement of student journalism, died Wednesday on the opening day of the association's 84th annual convention. He was 93.