West Virginia adopted the Student Journalist Press Freedom Protection Act, becoming the 17th New Voices state!
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Hawaii and West Virginia are taking steps to protect student press freedom
What do Hawaii and West Virginia have in common? They both took huge steps toward restoring and protecting student press freedom on February 3, when legislative committees in both states recommended New Voices legislation for passage. Students in both states testified remotely before their representative Education committees, highlighting both the stories they have been able… Continue reading Hawaii and West Virginia are taking steps to protect student press freedom
Fairmont State administrator removed from newspaper supervisor position after allegations of intimidation
The university president decided to remove a department head from his supervisory position over the student newspaper, after allegations of intimidation once the paper published investigative stories on black mold.
Dorm mold story leads to adviser’s termination, student journalists allege
Fairmont State University’s newspaper adviser filed a grievance on Tuesday against the university in response to his dismissal in May, not long after The Columns student newspaper he advised published multiple articles critical of the university’s response to black mold on campus.
First Amendment lawsuit says student was punished for wearing a T-shirt advocating gun rights
When an eighth-grade Logan Middle School student refused to remove his National Rifle Association T-shirt because a teacher said it violated the dress code, he was suspended. Now, a lawsuit argues his First Amendment rights were violated.
Yearbook criticized for ‘most likely to disappear’ category
The students in the photo were graduating seniors at Cameron High School last spring and didn’t know their names and picture were under the “most likely to disappear” category in the 2013-2014 yearbook. Both graduates found out about the category in September, and one, “Brady,” was a special-needs student.
Thousands of newspapers taken at West Virginia University
Police are investigating theTuesday disappearance of thousands of copies of the student newspaper at WestVirginia University.
Appeals court backs school punishment for W.Va. student's MySpace group
Students can be punished at school for their Internet postings, even if made off campus, a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.
Marshall Univ. to face federal investigation into its campus crime reporting
The Department of Education is investigatingwhether Marshall University failed to report serious campus crimes as requiredby federal law.
Copies of paper with article on football players' drug arrests stolen
When staff at Shepherd University's The Picket heard two of the school's football players had been arrested on drug charges, they knew it was going to be a big story. But their article would never reach most of their readers.