Budget problems are hitting college newspapers hard, and the motives behind them are sometimes ambiguous, with money woes used as a smokescreen for penalizing editorial content.
With the increasing move toward online journalism, high schools across the country are struggling to find a balance between teaching journalism for the Web while also responding to parents' safety concerns.
When four students sued the Puyallup School District in 2008 claiming the JagWire student newspaper violated their privacy, no one really expected anything good to come out of the lawsuit for student journalists.
University foundations control hundreds of billions of dollars in donor assets Harvard's investment portfolio alone is valued at well over $25 billion. At public colleges, foundations often resist complying with the same disclosure laws that apply to their affiliated universities, claiming to be nonprofit corporations and not government agencies. But there are ways to peek behind the curtain of secrecy and inform the public about how these monied and influential institutions operate.