When making its ruling in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier, the Supreme Court stated in it’s opinion that it “need not now decide whether the same degree of deference is appropriate with respect to school-sponsored expressive activities at the college and university level.” The need to decide may not be far off.
In recent years, there has been a significant amount of movement in the push to rid campuses of free speech zones, with groups like the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education experiencing success at schools like West Virginia and Texas Tech.
Today, journalism schools are increasingly transforming their classrooms into newsrooms – offering new opportunities for students but raising new legal and philosophical questions.
Amid changes in the economy and mass media, college publications are adopting creative strategies to stay afloat.
Because of the widespread confusion about copyrights, what they are and what they protect, a basic understanding of copyright law is essential for not only student journalists, but for anyone working with content from the Internet for just about any purpose.
Use audit records to check school performance.
This coming January, America marks an anniversary that is no cause for celebration.
The threat of censorship creates a choice for student journalists: compromise or publish elsewhere. This spring, several journalism students at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Ky., chose the latter.
In rare situations, students facing censorship aren’t just battling the usual suspects – school administrators – but rather with the person charged with providing advice.
Where expression is encouraged, middle school students can produce journalism that rivals that done in high schools.