Student fees can't be withheld to punish student organizations for their political viewpoints, a federal appeals court rules, in a case that could benefit campus news outlets facing censorship-by-checkbook from their administrators.
The Wyoming teacher association, which is providing legal representation to Northwest College's embattled faculty journalism adviser, is urging supporters of the student newspaper to contact college trustees seeking reconsideration of a 4-2 vote to eliminate Northwest's journalism courses.
Advocates say they'll be back in 2017 to try to pass student press rights legislation, which died in the Missouri Senate after school administrators lobbied against it.
A bill that sought to protect the First Amendment rights of Missouri student journalists quietly died in the state Senate this month. It would have prevented public schools and colleges from censoring student-produced media. The Walter Cronkite New Voices Act, named after the Missouri native and iconic broadcast journalist, spent this spring climbing the state legislative… Continue reading New Voices advocates regroup in Missouri after bill stalls in state Senate
A federal district judge sided with school disciplinarians in a First Amendment case involving a joke posted to Facebook, but the court also struck down as unconstitutional a school policy that made "inappropriate" speech a punishable disciplinary offense if there was any possibility of disruption at school.
After unanimously passing the Illinois House, a student-press-rights bill ran into skeptical questioning during a testy Senate committee hearing and may be amended to satisfy critics.
The award recognizes Hiestand's career of advocacy on behalf of student journalists and his nationwide free-speech awareness campaign, the "Tinker Tour"
A college journalism adviser believes he's been singled out unfairly with demands that he take additional graduate courses or lose his job, but the college insists the requirement was forced by an outside accrediting agency.
Student editors are fighting back against a harassment complaint filed by an offended student who says the newspaper's satire edition was "demeaning" to women and Jews.
Nearly 20 years after Illinois' governor unexpectedly vetoed a measure protecting student journalists against institutional censorship, press-rights advocates are halfway toward their long-sought goal.