CollegeMedia Advisers will no longer consider Western Oregon University a school thatinfringes on the rights of its student journalists thanks to a unanimousdecision by the group’s board of directors this month to lift a two-yearcensure.
The College Media Advisers board of directors voted this month to censure Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore., for its dismissal of a former student newspaper adviser.
After a year beset with conflict -- ranging from an online security breach to the ousting of an adviser toallegations of First Amendment violations -- members of the journalismcommunity at Western Oregon University are ready for a fresh start.
When Western Oregon University student journalist Blair Loving opened up a mysteriously placed file on the university's public server last June, he thought he would find information about the College of Education.
Although other jurisdictions have successfully prosecuted those involved in the theft of free newspapers, a student newspaper in California is trying to make a university police department acknowledge that newspaper theft is a crime.