Seven states -- Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts and Oregon -- have passed laws that limit the effects of the Hazelwood decision in their states and return a greater degree of press freedom to student editors.
Student journalists at public universities and community colleges in Illinois are one signature away from a guarantee that their newspapers are not subject to prior review or restraint.
In many circumstances, student speech that can potentially be dubbed "violent" does not make national headlines. Sometimes, it does not even make it to the superintendent's desk.
Out of time and out of photos, the editors of The Windup, the yearbook at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md., needed more pictures of their classmates to fill blank pages. So they logged on to the wellspring of party photos and candid snapshots on the social networking site Facebook.com, republishing photos students had posted online — without credit or permission.
As the fall semester came to a close at Eastern Michigan University, most students were finishing finals and preparing to head home for winter break.
Basketball is king in Indiana. The sport is exciting; the athletes are exceptional; the fans are hardcore; and the newspaper coverage is plentiful.
Karen Bosley’s long fight against Ocean County College is finally over.
Student journalists lost two of their most revered national press-freedom advocates this year, and the Student Press Law Center lost two dear friends.
On May 10, editors of a conservative journal at Tufts University issued a news release on their Web site.
The newspaper for a private college in Florida will keep its mission to enhance the image of the school and will stay under the college’s control even after students protested and resigned over their concerns the paper had been censored.