The State News was one of the first outlets to cover the case, posting its first story less than a day after The Indianapolis Star published its investigation.
A Court of Claims judge threw out a lawsuit against ESPN, saying Michigan State University can’t sue reporters for requesting records under the Freedom of Information Act.
Bills are advancing in states across the country, including a newly filed one that just debuted this week.
The Mackinac Public Policy Center, a Michigan policy nonprofit, is suing the University of Michigan over a delay in receiving emails from university president Mark Schlissel containing the word “Trump.”
In a brief filed Wednesday, the Student Press Law Center and leading news-media organizations ask the Michigan Supreme Court to take on a case challenging the legality of secret “pre-meeting meetings” where trustees of Michigan universities discuss public business behind closed doors.
The Michigan Senate Committee of the Judiciary unanimously passed a student press freedom bill in March. This video shows why it's important with clips from the bill's hearing and U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's speech on the Senate floor. Music: Wayfaring Blues by Skill_Borrower (c) 2015, Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. Video by SPLC intern Brooke Bean.
A Michigan Senate committee unanimously passed New Voices legislation that would protect student journalists’ free speech rights in the Great Lakes State. Before voting 5-0 on Senate Bill 848 on Tuesday, state senators on the Committee on Judiciary heard testimony in support of New Voices legislation that would protect student journalists’ right to free speech and of… Continue reading Michigan student press freedom bill clears committee vote, heads to Senate floor
A Michigan Senate committee voted 5-0 to pass an anti-censorship bill that would protect high school and college journalists. The bill now advances to the Senate floor.
A university administrator cited Title IX as justification for censoring the satirical article, but the university's harsh discipline measures might be illegal.
The SPLC spoke with Jeremy Steele who is heading up the effort in Michigan to pass meaningful legislation that guarantees the rights of student journalists.