One portion of the on-going conflict involving Iowa State University, the Iowa State Daily student newspaper and community newspaper publisher Partnership Press, is on its way to settlement.
The first annual Courage in Student Journalism Awards were presented in April to a student editor who sought to publish a story about a shoplifting incident and to the principal at Blair High School who publicly backed his students as they fought the superintendent to have their controversial cable program aired.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., introduced the Internet School Filtering Act of 1998 in February which would require schools and libraries to install filtering programs on computers connected to the Internet.
Five students at the University of Minnesota have followed in the footsteps of Wisconsin students and sued their school over the allocation of student fees.
Beware, high school administrators: With the explosion of the information superhighway, censorship of the student press has been transformed from a dead-end avenue into a mere roadblock that can be hurdled by editors and reporters who have a new outlet to publish their work.
A federal judge struck down a Virginia law in February that barred state employees from using state-owned computers to access sexually explicit materials on the Internet.
Student journalists at St. Cloud State University were detained in their office for two hours in April while police demanded a recording the newspaper staff made of a public forum.
Rather than spending the last half of his senior year coasting through classes and kicking back with friends, one student journalist has found himself tossed out of school.
An Ohio suburban school district agreed in April to pay $30,000 to a student who was suspended for creating a Web site from his home on which he criticized his band teacher.
The San Francisco State University administration disciplined a student in December who allegedly destroyed thousands of copies of the student newspaper.