Student staffers of the Black Tribune, a publication run by Loyola students of color, would not allow outside media to take pictures inside the protesters' arm-locked circle, following a demonstration against racism on campus.
High school journalists of the Matador, who have battled administrative censorship and the "indefinite" removal of their adviser, are the recipients of this year's Courage in Student Journalism Award.
A brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court reflects exasperation with colleges' unwillingness to honor legal researchers' requests for public records. As one law professor tells The Chronicle of Higher Education, "We find in our surveys substantially more stonewalling over the past two years" when state universities are asked to produce documents about their admissions standards.
On Sunday, the Wesleyan student government voted unanimously to create a working group that will weigh $17,000 worth of cuts to the student newspaper, following a heated debate on campus over diversity in college media.
Student journalists often face challenges when reporting on campus workers and workplaces.
A committee of the Wyoming Press Association, students and university officials will form recommendations on what to do with student emails under public records law.
Student journalist Jonathan Capriel has won a public-records reporting award for several articles that exposed hazing, inequities and consumer rip-offs at the University of Memphis.
The Student Press Law Center and the Columbus Dispatch's investigative series on hidden campus crime rates has been awarded the Society of Professional Journalists' First Amendment award.
The University of Wisconsin system will no longer have to reveal final candidates for its top positions, now that an exemption has been signed into law with the state biennial budget.
A recent court ruling puts Pennsylvania in the majority camp of states that have judicially recognized a right of public access to videos shot by automated cameras on police-car dashboards. Dash-cam videos have at times helped exposed police wrongdoing, though opponents argue that the videos can needlessly embarrass those being stopped by police.