Student journalists are fighting for their rights as their adviser fights for her job.
In an unexpected about face, Miami University of Ohio asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a decision that the university must turn over campus disciplinary records involving campus crime. The Supreme Court refused to review the case in early December.
The event that student press advocates had both anticipated and feared for a decade finally occurred in November. A court upheld the censorship of a college student publication based on the U.S. Supreme Court's 1988 Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier decision.
A high school student's political editorial almost became the focus of a state investigation in Vernon this fall.
The U.S. Department of Education declared this fall that Miami University of Ohio is in violation of federal law requiring accurate reporting of campus crime.
If allowed to stand, a Nov. 14 decision by a Kentucky federal district court would mark the first time the Hazelwood standard has been used to justify the censorship of a college publication.
A student journalists' plan to sue her principal may prompt the school board to conform to the state student free press law.
A bill that could open campus disciplinary proceedings and make campus crime reporting more accessible, is facing opposition from some higher education lobbying groups.
The clash between college student newspapers and student governments is an issue all too familiar to many student journalists, as incidents around the country have shown.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is trying to inflict a prior review policy on a high school student newspaper in Arkansas.