The 2020 Courage in Student Journalism recipient is BluePrints magazine at Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Georgia, which pressed a local school board and newly appointed board member for honesty and transparency.
The Student Press Law Center condemns the suspension of Georgia students for posting photos of their crowded school during COVID-19
For immediate release: Aug. 6, 2020 For more information: Diana Mitsu Klos, 202-728-7267; firstname.lastname@example.org Download the statement as a PDF The Student Press Law Center condemns in the strongest terms the reported suspensions of at least two students at North Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia who posted photos and a video on social media… Continue reading The Student Press Law Center condemns the suspension of Georgia students for posting photos of their crowded school during COVID-19
Georgia State University pulls student-produced magazine from freshman orientation
GEORGIA — Georgia State University in Atlanta has pulled a student-run magazine from bags handed out to incoming freshmen at orientation. The reason for the last minute change depends on whom you ask. Administrators said printing the 52-page magazine used too much paper. Editors say a story about students with alternative jobs, including a stripper,… Continue reading Georgia State University pulls student-produced magazine from freshman orientation
Georgia law against insulting public school officials in front of students ruled unconstitutional
Can you be arrested for insulting a school employee? No, says a 7-0 ruling from the Georgia Supreme Court, striking down a state statute that criminalized verbally abusing a school employee in the presence of a student.
Georgia legislation would give college athletic departments three months to respond to records requests
The legislation would extend the deadline for Georgia colleges' athletic departments to respond to public records requests from 3 days to 90.
Appeals court reinstates claim former Valdosta State U. president retaliated against student over Facebook post
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reinstated on Monday a former Valdosta State University student’s claim that he was expelled in 2007 in retaliation for a Facebook post that criticized the institution’s president.
After WRAS deal, student opportunities under Georgia Public Media provide no unique benefits, former staffer says
A partnership with Georgia Public Media will not provide any specific benefits for student deejays at the university, members of the WRAS-FM student radio station said after a meeting with officials from the university and the state media network.
University System of Georgia’s delay on public records request was justified, judge rules
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia’s actions were “substantially justified” when it failed to provide a student journalist a timeline indicating when his public records request would be fulfilled and for delaying the delivery of the records, a county court ruled last week.
Georgia State couldn't be sued for walking away from WRAS deal with GPB
One story we've been following very closely here is the controversy surrounding the fate of Georgia State University's student-run radio station. After negotiating for years in secret, Georgia State University entered into an agreement (let's not use the word contract, just yet) with Georgia Public Broadcasting to give the latter organization 14 hours of daytime analog signal, depriving WRAS students of an educational opportunity and the community of a 42-year tradition of original music.
After students protest, Georgia State University pushes back start date for deal giving broadcasting network daytime programming hours on WRAS-FM
Georgia State University has postponed the start of a deal that will switch WRAS-FM daytime broadcasting to Georgia Public Broadcasting after a nearly month-long protest by student and alumni deejays and supporters.