Kansas considers limiting press freedoms

From the schoolhouse to the statehouse, the debate continues over how much freedom legislators will grant to the student press. In March, state senators held a hearing on a bill that aims to trim the rights restored to the student press in 1992 after the Supreme Court granted discretionary power to school administrators with its 1988 Hazelwood ruling.

Journalism educators defend college press

The Kentucky State censorship case represents the first time a federal court has used the U.S. Supreme Court1s 1988 Hazelwood decision to justify censorship of college student publications. But it also represents another first: an outpouring of support for college press freedom from journalism schools and college journalism professors.