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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Supreme Court is set to hear a case testing the legality of new limits on free speech in cyberspace.