Mazie Bryant and Jillian Beck — editors of The Crimson White and The Daily Bruin, respectively — know how frustrating it can be to get answers out of their universities.So after running into repeated reporting roadblocks, they’ve decided to call attention to their universities’ public records responsiveness by making their records requests more transparent.In newly debuted trackers, The Crimson White and The Daily Bruin now publicize details of the requests they’ve submitted to their institutions.
Editors' note: This week, we're welcoming SPLC's fall interns, Samantha Sunne and Samantha Vicent (that's not confusing at all, right?). The two will be covering news affecting student media through December, and we're so excited to have the chance to work with them.
A year ago this week, staff of The Red & Black walked out in protest of policies they believed threatened student editorial control. For several days, students and the board of directors, which runs the independent nonprofit newspaper, found themselves at an impasse — culminating with a tense "open house" meeting where the paper's then-general manager got in an altercation with a student journalist covering the event.
“Skyway is ghetto” — the provocative headline of Renton High School’s student newspaper led readers into an issue that worked to open their minds to the Seattle, Wash.-suburb Skyway as a whole, including the more pleasant parts that stereotypes often refuse to acknowledge. The 22-member Arrow staff put out an impressive 40-page May issue in which staff members explored the neighborhood — from its bus line to its park to its middle school.
Kaitlyn Booth, 17, a junior at Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo., was arrested earlier this month after a prank in which she she changed a student's last name to "Masturbate" in the 2013 yearbook.Booth faces charges of harassment as well as first-degree property damage, a felony, in addition to unspecified school punishment.The name change is found on page 270 of the yearbook, the page that features the index.
Hundreds of times a year, phones ring in newsrooms across the country, college and professional alike, with a variation of: "Your archives are ruining my life!"With decades-old back editions being digitized into online-searchable form, youthful indiscretions that seemed to have disappeared into obscurity are Googling their way back into view.
An entire generation of students has now grown up in an environment in which free speech in school is limited.This January will mark the 25th anniversary of the Hazelwood School District v.
We've been reporting on The Red & Black Publisher Harry Montevideo's salary as part of our coverage of the walk-out by student editors earlier this week. His salary offers context into how the paper is doing financially, as well as giving insight into how the paper is being operated by its independently incorporated board of directors.
T.S. Eliot was right. April is the cruellest month -- if you're the editor of a college newspaper.
Like the blooming of cherry blossoms and the return of the robins, April reliably brings the painful and entirely unnecessary self-destruction of some student journalists' careers, when attempts at April Fool's humor go horribly wrong.
Each year, parody editions of campus newspapers push the boundaries of good taste -- and occasionally, good judgment.