A total of 355 high school and college student journalists contacted the Center for help on freedom of information-related matters last year, up from just 262 calls during the previous year. The Center's finding echoes reports by commercial news media and citizen groups nationwide that, in the wake of the September 2001 terrorist attacks, government agencies have tightened control over previously available government information.
After the first issue of Hampton University's student newspaper was postponed in September due to the lack of an adviser, the Script now has three new advisers, new editorial policies and a better staff morale, adviser Kia Dupree said.
When Londonderry High School’s yearbook decided to reject a senior picture for being too non-traditional, it joined the ranks of dozens of other staffs that have made similar decisions by restricting everything from props such as musical instruments to the family pet.
Students' rights to publish and distribute underground newspapers could be in jeopardy after a recent court ruling raised the possibility that administrators could be held liable for harassing content.
At Boston College's student newspaper, covering peace rallies during the war in Iraq or crazed Red Sox fans in downtown Boston is important, said editor Ryan Heffernan, because college students are often involved in such events.
After failing to reach an agreement during court-mandated mediation, a high school student whose opinion column was banned from the student newspaper will face his school district in court over claims of First Amendment violations.
Editors at the University of Northern Colorado’s student newspaper have settled two lawsuits filed in the spring, guaranteeing the Mirror access to student government records and establishing the paper’s independent funding.
Frederick has filed suit against the school for violating his First Amendment rights. In 2003, a federal district court ruled in favor of the school after determining the parade was a school-sponsored event.
One article said that student government officers had lied about their reasons for pulling funding for a footrace in honor of a student that was training for a marathon when she was raped and killed. Another article criticized over-spending oo the fall campus concert, making a spring campus concert impossible.