Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato, a freelance science journalist based out of Washington, D.C., published a series of articles on a tight deadline in 2017 when she realized something — all of her sources were white men. So she created a tool to connect journalists with diverse scientists.
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Former D.C. adviser believes newspaper's content influenced firing decision
A former high school newspaper adviser says he was fired because of his involvement with the student newspaper and “subjective” teacher evaluations.
Lawyers in two online speech cases will seek Supreme Court review
Earlier this year, federal appeals courts decided three key cases focusing on online student expression rights. Now, lawyers in two of those cases will ask the nation’s highest court to weigh in.
Video games decision a win for student speech rights, advocates say
While Monday's landmark violent video games decisionwas a clear win for the video gaming industry, student journalism advocates arealso calling it a victory for students' free speech rights.
Changes to student privacy regs could shield 'directory information'
The U.S. Departmentof Education proposed new student privacy regulations Thursday, which may haveimplications for journalists trying to obtain information from schools andcolleges.
American University newspaper responds to controversy surrounding column
The American University student newspaper, TheEagle, published an apology todayfor the controversy caused by the Tuesday column that addressed the issue ofconsent in date rape situations.
Eagle's racks emptied after publication of controversial column addressing rape
Several stacks of The Eagle, the studentnewspaper at American University in Washington, D.C., were removed from racksaround campus and left outside the newspaper's office today after acontroversial column was printed in the issue.
SUNSHINE WEEK: SPLC open records audit examines suicide expulsion policies
In marking this year's Sunshine Week, the Student Press Law Center decided to take a critical look at college and university policies when dealing with suicide threats and attempts.
Education department narrows educational privacy laws
Turning aside the protests of media and First Amendment groups, the U.S. Department of Education has published a final rule that would expand the definition of what constitutes a confidential "education record" under federal privacy standards.
Amendments to Clery Act require universities to immediately warn campus of emergencies
President Bush signed a higher educationlaw Thursday making several amendments to the Clery Act that will requireuniversities to "immediately notify" students, faculty and staff aboutemergencies on campus.