NEWS RELEASE: Student Press Law Center debuts new online reference resource to help advocates enforce open-records laws

A library of state-by-state reference materials created with the help of SPLC attorney volunteers can help simplify the task of understanding and enforcing open-records laws, a frequent source of tension between journalists and educational institutions. 

As colleges push employees to retire early, student journalists find documents elusive

Offering early-retirement buyout packages to high-paid senior employees is an increasingly common way for cash-strapped colleges to cut costs. But students trying to cover those buyouts have met with stiff (and legally questionable) resistance to disclosure of who qualifies for the payouts. 

Access delayed – still waiting

An SPLC investigation reveals how Texas' private institutions are using a provision of the state's open records law to delay the release of police reports.

University of Kentucky faculty and Bluegrass SPJ come out swinging in statements to UK President Capilouto

Since the University of Kentucky filed suit against its independent student newspaper last month, university President Eli Capilouto and the school’s administration have faced local and national criticism for making such an unusually aggressive move against their own students.