The Student Press Law Center reported in August that the number of high school student journalists seeking legal assistance hit another all-time high last year.
From college campuses to the U.S. House of Representatives, the question of how open campus crime information should be is a topic of continued debate.
A judicial board at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont has suspended a student in April for a newsletter he published, drawing what it described as a line between free expression rights and sexual harassment.
In a surprise move, Gov. Jim Edgar (R) vetoed an amendment to the state's School Code Aug. 10 that would have guaranteed greater rights for high school student journalists in the state.
The Ohio Supreme Court has handed down a ruling that will open one school1s records previously kept from the public and help open secret campus judicial proceeding records in public universities across the state.
University officials at Keene State College have ended an investigation against the campus newspaper, The Equinox, after suspecting that members of its staff helped organize a pro-marijuana rally.
The Supreme Court's 1988 Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier decision gave greater power to administrators over content in student media, but state legislators continue fighting to restore free speech protections through legislation.
Student reporters at Georgia State University in Atlanta have recently found the effort to open campus judicial proceedings can be much more than an open and shut issue.
The Supreme Court for the first time reached into the confusing area of the Internet and kept it clear of roadblocks by voting 7-2 to strike down two provisions of the Communications Decency Act.
Lawsuits abound at West Essex High School, and the next party filing suit may be the editors of the student newspaper.