NEWS RELEASE: Six open-government groups support UCF student journalists' suit seeking access to expense-account records

The SPLC and five open-government advocacy groups weighed in behind student journalists with Orlando-based Knight News in the University of Central Florida's appeal of a court order declaring student government expense reports to be public records.

NEWS RELEASE: Award recognizes Central Florida college journalists for bucking aggressive campus secrecy tactics

The editors and staff of Knight News at the University of Central Florida were presented Oct. 22 with the annual College Press Freedom Award, in recognition of their extraordinary determination in pursuing disclosure of public records in the face of brutal attacks by their university.

UPDATE: UCF files request for financial sanctions against student media in open records lawsuit

The University of Central Florida is asking a court to order a student-run news website, Knight News, to pay the university’s attorneys fees in an open records lawsuit the student media outlet filed against the university.

University of Central Florida: Fraternity discipline records protected by FERPA

Responding to a public records lawsuit filed earlier this year, the University of Central Florida told a judge this week the school cannot provide student journalists unredacted records relating to Greek fraternities’ disciplinary hearings because the records are protected under a federal education privacy law.