FERPA is a hassle. Schools constantly misuse it. Student journalists are consistently frustrated by it. So we spoke to four current and former student journalists about how they fought their school on FERPA misuse, and how you can too. Transcript: Joe Severino: When student journalists want to dig deeper into what’s happening behind the scenes… Continue reading When schools misused privacy laws, these student journalists fought back
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Open-government advocates defend public’s right of access to campus disciplinary cases involving violent crimes
Editor's Note: The Student Press Law Center signed onto a friend-of-the-court brief from the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida. This story was originally published by the Brechner Center. Read or download the full brief. Public universities should release records showing how they punish students found liable for committing serious… Continue reading Open-government advocates defend public’s right of access to campus disciplinary cases involving violent crimes
As Hurricane Florence crashes into the Carolinas, student journalists report through the storm
NORTH CAROLINA — Alexis Wray, editor in chief of The A&T Register at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, is among the few who was looking forward to Hurricane Florence’s east coast arrival on Thursday. “I am extremely excited,” Wray said. She’s not excited about the Category 2 hurricane, but does want to be a source of… Continue reading As Hurricane Florence crashes into the Carolinas, student journalists report through the storm
Several state legislatures considering updates to open records laws
A mixture of positive and negative changes to state open records laws have slowly been making their way through state legislatures in the past few weeks.
North Carolina draft bill would remove teacher pay from the public record
A draft bill in North Carolina would make individual teachers' salaries exempt from the public records law to prevent teachers' "envy and jealousy."
Daily Tar Heel student editors protest general manager’s decision to not print paper during snow
The general manager of UNC-Chapel Hill's independent student newspaper made the decision on financial and safety grounds, but the student editor-in-chief said she should have been consulted.
North Carolina Appeals Court upholds cyberbullying conviction over claims of First Amendment violations
The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently upheld a criminal conviction of cyberbullying against a high school student who posted disparaging comments about a classmate on Facebook.
Amid academic scandal, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student paper joins suit for employee disciplinary records
The news organizations’ lawsuit, filed in Wake County Superior Court, aims to declare disciplinary and current personnel records are public and compel the university to open the records for examination.
Judge orders search warrants, 911 calls to be unsealed in UNC homicide investigation
After nearly two years, a Wake County Superior Court judge unsealed search warrants and 911 calls related to the homicide of a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student.
After hearing, judge will determine whether to keep records sealed in UNC student's death investigation
The media organizations looking to unseal records in a Chapel Hill homicide case are still waiting for a judge’s ruling on the issue, but a hearing Wednesday did shed some additional light on the investigation.