Ending a nine-year legal battle, a federal judge dismissed a suit last week that aimed to declare the Ithaca City School District’s 2005 publications policy unconstitutional and to prevent the district from reimplementing it in the future. The judge’s dismissal ends a process that Robert Ochshorn and seven other 2005 Ithaca High School graduates who worked at the student newspaper, The Tattler, began in 2005.
The New York State Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a law criminalizing cyberbullying violated the First Amendment because it was so overbroad, it could criminalize constitutionally protected speech.
NEW YORK — The State University of New York at Oswego refused to release records about discipline against Greek houses to The Oswegonian last week, saying the records could have revealed private information. The school cited FERPA, a federal law designed to protect educational records.
Two semesters after finding out he was unceremoniously dumped as the school’s unpaid student newspaper adviser, an adjunct journalism professor is moving on from Manhattanville College.
The State University of New York at Potsdam’s student court has ruled to withhold wages from the student newspaper following a complaint regarding the paper’s pay system.
Hundreds of copies of the Long Island University-Brooklyn student newspaper featuring a story about campus dining health violations have been reported stolen.
Five missing dollars has brought out a years-old animosity between the State University of New York at Brockport’s student newspaper and its student government, sparking two threats against members of the newspaper staff — including a suggestion that someone break the editor’s fingers.
With the start of a new legislative session in many statehouses, cyberbullying has reappeared on the radar this month.Legislators in four states have all proposed bills that either amend the definition of "bullying" or require school boards to implement policy regarding cyberbullying and other forms of harassment.States with pending legislation on issues of bullying and cyberbullying include:
- Alaska: A proposal to amend the state's bullying law to include electronic as well as in-person communications.
- New Mexico: Another proposal to include cyberbullying as a form of bullying, as well as a requirement for school boards to implement a "cyberbullying prevention policy" by August 2013.
- New York: A proposal to revise the state's newly enacted 2012 cyberbullying law to define cyberbullying as "a repeated course of communication, or repeatedly causing a communication to be sent, by mechanical or electronic means, posting statements on the internet or through a computer network with no legitimate communication purpose which causes alarm or serious annoyance, or is likely to cause alarm or serious annoyance."
- Virginia: Clarifies the term "bullying" and requires districts to enact anti-bullying policies not just involving student-on-student conduct but also bullying of school employees by other employees.
NEW YORK — After facing threats of eviction and suspension over an interview for his journalism class, an Australian foreign exchange graduate student will get to finish out his semester at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Alex Myers has been taking journalism classes at SUNY Oswego since August and was an intern with the Office of Public Affairs at SUNY Oswego.
New York police arrested a student journalist Monday who was covering the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement.