Censorship calls to the Student Press Law Center from high school journalists rose by more than a third last year. According to the Center, 304 high school student journalists or their advisers contacted them in 1997 for legal help concerning a censorship matter.
Kristin Bates was looking forward to enrolling in Brocton High School's only journalism class this year.
An amendment to the revised Higher Education Act could cause problems for campus newspaper editors.
Train A leaves Hazelwood, Mo., in 1988 moving at 500 miles per hour. Train B leaves Frankfort, Ky., on the same track, moving in the opposite direction at the same speed. How long will it take before they collide? Mark Witherspoon says about 10 years.
Itawamba Agricultural High School newspaper editors have agreed to stop threatening the school with a lawsuit challenging the principal, who named himself editor in chief of the paper more than two years ago.
A reporter for the Central Missouri State University newspaper in Warrensburg noticed last spring hundreds of missing entries in the campus police file, from which the newspaper routinely compiles a summary of campus crime.
By rejecting a student reporter's application for press credentials in May on the basis that he worked for a student publication, officials at the department's Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information may have engaged in unlawful discrimination.
A Jefferson High School administrative policy of inspecting the student newspaper before publication has many parents in Lafayette upset and concerned about prior review.
The City University of New York Board of Trustees passed a plan May 26 to eliminate remedial education from CUNY and may have violated state open meetings laws in the process.
Journalism instructors at Hofstra University said they are completing plans to make sure that the censorship of their student media does not happen again.