Reporters (including students) were barred from questioning AG Barr at Wichita State

William Barr speaks on the reduction of violent crime in Wichita, Kansas on Oct. 2 during a visit to the Law Enforcement Training Center at Wichita State's main campus. (Easton Thompson / The Sunflower)

KANSAS — Reporters were barred from asking Attorney General William Barr questions at an Oct. 2 event at Wichita State (a public university). When a reporter tried to ask a question anyway, he was escorted out by police.  The event was a private roundtable discussion with Kansas law enforcement officials about federal, state and local… Continue reading Reporters (including students) were barred from questioning AG Barr at Wichita State

Kansas school board revises, approves student publications policy after initial 1A scare

Ben Henschel, Editor-in-Chief of The Harbinger, speaks out against the proposed policy at a July 8 school board meeting. Shawnee Mission School District / YouTube

UPDATE: The Shawnee Mission School Board in Kansas unanimously approved a policy on Aug. 12 that set lawful parameters for what student media in the district can and can't publish.  The final policy is a revision of an initial proposal introduced in July the school board that would have allowed administrators to censor any student… Continue reading Kansas school board revises, approves student publications policy after initial 1A scare

Wichita State University President John Bardo approves major cuts to student paper, The Sunflower

Former Editor-in-Chief of Wichita State University's newspaper, Chance Swaim. Swaim and the staff of The Sunflower fought back when the newspaper's funding was severely cut for what appeared to be content-based reasons.

The proposal would cut almost a quarter from the paper’s current fee allocation. The paper’s editor says the “compromise” is still a death knell.