Scottie Pippen, the seven-time all-star who played on six NBA championship teams, wants the world to know that he is not broke.
A Senate bill in Colorado has been proposed in hopes of repealing the state’s criminal libel law.The current law defines criminal libel as a class six felony.
After an eight-year legal fight, the former student and publisher of the Howling Pig has reached a $425,000 settlement with former prosecutor Susan Knox.Thomas Mink was a student at the University of Northern Colorado in 2003 when police searched his home and confiscated his computer.
A New York college editor who kept up his fight for public records from a hostile student government that threatened him with legal action has won a national First Amendment prize recognizing his tenacity.The Society of Professional Journalists named Bill Matthias the winner of its annual Robert D.G.
VIRGINIA — A Chesapeake Circuit Court jury handed down a $5 million judgment Feb.
For better or worse, knowledge of the law continues to be an ever-growing part of the skill set required of all journalists, including students.One fairly quick -- and mostly painless/sometimes entertaining -- way to check how much your students/staff know about media law as they head back to the newsroom is to direct them to the SPLC's Test Your Knowledge of Student Media Law quiz series.
As spring delivery yearbooks begin to arrive on high school campuses across the country, there will be — as happens every year — a tiny few that include unpleasant surprises (and it is a very “tiny” number relative to the thousands of yearbooks that will arrive exactly as expected.) That’s because every year, it’s discovered that someone snuck some prank entry into the yearbook files — often after the pages had been signed off on by editors but before being sent to the printer, but sometimes simply by being sneaky and slipping it past the editors.Among those we’ve seen over the years: doctoring classmates' names, substituting an unflattering photo, inserted “coded” messages or profanity, rewriting a student bio or adding racist comments.Often the change is meant as a joke, but while their intent might have been to have some fun, there is nothing funny about the practice.
A student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa recently threatened his school’s student newspaper, the Ka Leo O Hawaii (The Voice of Hawaii), with a libel lawsuit.
Much has been said and written about the disarming casualness with which people converse over the Internet, sometimes oblivious to the breadth of their audience.
In what is believed to be the first case of student journalists successfully using an Anti-SLAPP statute, a California judge dismissed a libel lawsuit filed against San Jose State university's student newspaper,\nThe Spartan Daily, by a San Jose police officer.