Bad timing and teacher's union contract negotiations brought about a "disappointing" end to a former high school newspaper adviser's efforts to regain his job.
High school and college journalists in two states scored victories this spring when state courts upheld their right to control the advertising that goes into their publications.
The California Supreme Court refused in June to review a lower court decision to allow a student newspaper's lawsuit against the Board of Regents of the University of California, who claimed it was filed too late.
A high school newspaper adviser in the small farming community of Stanwood will be teaching her classes from a cart beginning this fall, as punishment for letting a controversial article about bestiality run in the school paper.
A recent Supreme Court decision raises doubt about the constitutionality of government restrictions on alcohol advertising in college newspapers.
A trial court judge sided with a University of Toledo student and the local newspaper in his May decision to open the school's athletic director search committee meetings to the public.
A Virginia Tech official has filed an $850,000 libel lawsuit against the student newspaper for identifying her as the school's "director of butt licking."
A high school student in Modesto, who claimed an ad in the school paper was intended to harass her, settled her case out of court earlier this year.
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in December that records kept by a state university on animal research are exempt from the state's public records act. Dr. Scott Robinson was denied information on an Indiana University animal research project.
Hofstra University's student newspaper asked a New York state court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit against it in June, claiming that writers accurately provided information on a sexual assault incident on campus.