Jennifer Markiewitz, a 1996 graduate of Miami University of Ohio and the former editor in chief of the student newspaper, along with the current editor Emily Herbert are waging a much-watched battle in the journalism community.
A publications policy that could require prior review by school officials over the student newspaper at the University of Texas at Pan American is still working its way through the university system.
Steve Simpson, who still teaches English at Port Townsend High School, quit his post teaching journalism and advising the Arrow because he said the school principal "left a journalism program that was shattered and journalistically censored."
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student newspaper's state open meetings law case against the school's closed disciplinary hearings was argued in December.
Signs of a new school year: the leaves have turned, footballs fill the air and newspaper thieves and America's college campuses are back in action.
Students across the country have been working to see the number of states currently operating under student free expression laws double come January. Next legislative session, lawmakers plan to take the battle for student free speech to the state house.
A high school student newspaper and a former college newspaper editor have been named winners of the 1996 Scholastic Press Freedom Award.
A federal appeals court ruled in August that a community college's anti-harassment code violates the First Amendment rights of a professor disciplined for requiring students to read and analyze articles from magazines such as Playboy and Hustler.
In many cases, thefts go unreported and unprosecuted. But at a number of schools, student journalists, journalism educators and free speech groups have brought the issue to the attention of state legislators.
Nearly three months after students at Hall High School in West Hartford learned that a science teacher was being investigated for improperly coaching students for a state science test, the student newspaper Hall Highlights has finally been allowed to publish their story.