For students and journalism educators, recent FAA clarifications on drone use are opening up the skies for aerial newsgathering.
Legal Analysis: Can school boards restrict public comments?
Some school boards have taken to disallowing public comment in response to bothersome meeting attendees. This practice brushes up against First Amendment rights and heightened protections for political speech.
A promise unkept
There is a contractual paradigm that prescribes First Amendment protection at most private universities through student handbooks and codes, but it’s not always fulfilled.
In the months since the 2016-17 school year began, a number of college newspapers have struggled with the theft or vandalism of their campus publications.
Reporting Out of the Mainstream
Alternative, online student media, like the Odyssey Online and the Tab, are becoming more popular on college campuses — sometimes causing rifts with traditional student papers.
Tug of war
For high school newspaper advisers, standing up for students’ free speech can come with a price.
An unintended consequence of Title IX
Without clear direction from the Department of Education, some colleges are overreaching their authority into student media to demand compliance with the anti-sex discrimination statute.
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.
Big League – little speech
They announced the boycott through Twitter, vowing not to participate in any football activities until embattled Missouri President Tim Wolfe resigned over perceived inaction toward an inhospitable racial climate.
Legal analysis: How far can schools go in limiting student speech online?
Some courts uphold student speech rights online and some courts allow school districts to punish students for such speech, even when it is done off campus.