A high school student newspaper and a former college newspaper editor have been named winners of the 1996 Scholastic Press Freedom Award.
Tag: Winter 1996-97
Anti-harassment code struck down by federal court in Calif.
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.
Anti-theft legislation sprouting wings
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.
Story finally told
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.
Student access to election totals denied
The state supreme court ruled in September against a former high school student journalist's request for student election vote totals under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act.
Okla. professor takes university to court for blocking access to sexual material online
A University of Oklahoma professor has sued the school for violating his First Amendment rights after it implemented a new policy blocking campus access to sexually explicit material on the Internet.
23,000 student newspapers stolen
The November elections may have caused rejoicing for some, and disappointment for others. But at The Daily Californian, the student newspaper of the University of California at Berkeley, staff members were frustrated after several individuals were seen taking copies of the November 5 issue of the paper.
Lawsuit over story on sexual assault dismissed
In a much anticipated decision, a state court in October dismissed a defamation lawsuit involving a law student, a student newspaper and the paper's coverage of a sexual assault incident that occurred on campus in 1995.
Open records win for Hawaii students
Student journalists won a big open records victory in November when the state supreme court ruled that the police department must provide access to the names of disciplined or suspended police officers.
Internet decency case awaits hearing by the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Supreme Court is set to hear a case testing the legality of new limits on free speech in cyberspace.