Student government records can’t be withheld from journalists on the grounds of educational privacy, a Florida appeals court has affirmed.
Tag: University of Central Florida
NEWS RELEASE: Six open-government groups support UCF student journalists' suit seeking access to expense-account records
The SPLC and five open-government advocacy groups weighed in behind student journalists with Orlando-based Knight News in the University of Central Florida's appeal of a court order declaring student government expense reports to be public records.
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.
UPDATE: Florida court denies rehearing in open records lawsuit against UCF
A Florida District Court of Appeals on Monday denied a motion for rehearing submitted by the University of Central Florida in an open records case filed against the university.
Knight News files third lawsuit against UCF, claims student government held secret meetings
A student news organization filed its third lawsuit against the University of Central Florida last month after the student government budget committee met and discussed the organization’s multi-million dollar budget in secret and did not comply with open records requests, according to the complaint.
Florida student news website files lawsuit against university for access to student government hearings
KnightNews.com filed an emergency complaint for a temporary injunction to require the University of Central Florida to open the student government Election Commission hearings to the public.
Florida appellate judge: Florida university allowed to withhold hazing records under FERPA
The student-run news site, KnightNews.com, had sued the university in 2013 for redacting public records and shutting reporters out of disciplinary hearings.