UPDATE — The University of California San Diego settled a First Amendment lawsuit with a student-run satirical publication on Sept. 8, 2020, which legal experts say secured significant protections for student journalists against financial censorship. The lawsuit stemmed from a controversial November 2015 article from The Koala, a satirical newspaper on campus. The student government… Continue reading University settles lawsuit with satirical campus publication, affirming 1A protections for students
In a brief filed Monday, the SPLC and seven national press-freedom organizations argue that a federal district judge erred in concluding that a public university can discontinue funding for student media anytime for any reason, even if motivated to punish the editors for unwanted viewpoints.
The Student Press Law Center and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education have both sent letters of concern to the University of California at San Diego chancellor about the defunding of 13 student media outlets.
The University of California-San Diego student government defunded all 13 student media outlets in a targeted move at the controversial and often-offensive publication The Koala.
The Associated Students of University ofCalifornia San Diego (ASUCSD) has frozen funding for all student-funded mediaafter an outcry over statements broadcast on the Student Run Television (SRTV)channel.