Student government records can’t be withheld from journalists on the grounds of educational privacy, a Florida appeals court has affirmed.
NEWS RELEASE: Award recognizes Central Florida college journalists for bucking aggressive campus secrecy tactics
The editors and staff of Knight News at the University of Central Florida were presented Oct. 22 with the annual College Press Freedom Award, in recognition of their extraordinary determination in pursuing disclosure of public records in the face of brutal attacks by their university.
UPDATE: Florida trial court rules UCF must turn over records to student news outlet
The 9th Judicial Circuit Court for Florida issued an order Thursday granting a student news outlet’s request for unredacted Student Government Association budget records from the University of Central Florida.
Student newspaper at the University of Central Florida closes after 48 years
The Future is no more. The University of Central Florida is losing its 48-year-old student newspaper, the Central Florida Future, as of today.
UPDATE: UCF files request for financial sanctions against student media in open records lawsuit
The University of Central Florida is asking a court to order a student-run news website, Knight News, to pay the university’s attorneys fees in an open records lawsuit the student media outlet filed against the university.
If you can't beat 'em, sue 'em
In Kentucky and Florida, two universities seem to be exhausting all options to keep public records from their student papers – including suing their students.