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Why a High School Principal Gave Student Journalists More Editorial Control, After a Year of Prior Review

Student Press Law Center | Posted 08.27.2015 | Media
Student Press Law Center

Student journalists at East Lansing High School will now have editorial control of the school newspaper, Portrait, after last year's policy of prior administrative review that students said led to censorship.

Northern Michigan University's Student Newspaper Gives up Lawsuit Against its Board of Directors

Student Press Law Center | Posted 07.22.2016 | College
Student Press Law Center

A week after a judge denied their request for a preliminary injunction that would have kept ousted student newspaper adviser Cheryl Reed in her position, Reed and the managing editor of The North Wind, Michael Williams, have voluntarily given up their lawsuit.

Ousted Student Newspaper Adviser Cannot Stay in Her Position as She Sues Board of Directors, Judge Rules

Student Press Law Center | Posted 07.17.2016 | College
Student Press Law Center

A federal district court judge has denied Northern Michigan University's ousted newspaper adviser's request for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to remain as adviser during the legal process of suing five current and former members of the newspaper's Board of Directors.

Iowa Student Journalists Launch Independent Newspaper After Facing Campus Retaliation

Student Press Law Center | Posted 07.06.2016 | College
Student Press Law Center

After facing harassment and intimidation from Muscatine Community College administrators and then filing a federal lawsuit against their college, a small group of student journalists will launch their own independent newspaper, The Spotlight, this week.

First Amendment Ignorance: Survey Reveals Land of the Free and Uninformed

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

OK, "ignorant" may be too harsh a word, but how else do we label the twin facts that only 14 percent of adults in the United States know that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the press and that nearly 30 percent cannot name a single right guaranteed by that amendment?

Why High Schools and Colleges Need to Catch Up to the Digital Revolution

Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Sara-Ellen Amster, Ph.D.

The deep losses of traditional news outlets to Internet firms like Facebook and Twitter should sound alarm bells for high school and college educators that they must embrace social media to stay relevant to students.

Top 10 Mistakes College Journalists Should Avoid

Gillian Frew | Posted 05.19.2013 | College
Gillian Frew

There are some predictable mistakes many newbie reporters make that are easy to avoid. I put together this list of the Top 10 based on my own experience as editor-in-chief of my college paper and an informal Twitter poll.

The Daily Campus Gets a Second Chance

Melanie Deziel | Posted 05.07.2013 | Media
Melanie Deziel

I left the meeting and sat silently on a chair in the hallway, in shock. And as I thought about an organization that I love ceasing to be, I put my face into my hands and I cried.

Anniversary of School Censorship Case an Opportunity to Change

Adam Goldstein | Posted 01.10.2013 | Education
Adam Goldstein

This Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of one of the dumbest things the Supreme Court has ever done to damage the educational process: the decision in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier.

Journalism Student Suspended for Offending Hockey Coaches

Will Creeley | Posted 01.14.2013 | College
Will Creeley

Like any journalism major worth his or her notepad, Alex Myers, an exchange student studying at SUNY Oswego, was just trying to get a few good quotes. But thanks to a shocking overreaction from SUNY Oswego administrators, Myers found himself suspended.

A Threat to Journalistic Integrity

Carly Sitzer | Posted 12.18.2012 | College
Carly Sitzer

Ithaca College's president, Tom Rochon, instituted a new policy which requires student journalists seeking an interview with members of administration first file a request through the media relations office, which will then choose the interviewee "best fit."

Student Journalists After the Truth, Not the Feel-good Story

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 10.23.2012 | College
The Miami Hurricane

As student journalists, we are the voice of the student body. We have a duty to report the truth, whether positive or negative. We aim to be as objective as possible in our attempts to tell each side of a story, because there is always more than one.

Why the University of Georgia Student Editors Resigned

Adam Goldstein | Posted 10.16.2012 | College
Adam Goldstein

You may think the editors resigned to make a First Amendment point, but this isn't about the First Amendment. This is about journalism, and how we teach it, and what student journalists are supposed to learn.

Learning the Art of Losing: A Response To Taylor Cotter's Quarter-Life Crisis

Ashley Taylor | Posted 09.25.2012 | College
Ashley Taylor

What bothered my classmates more than Cotter's opinion itself was that she chose to write an essay about it and publish it online. It's the kind of thing you might think once in a while or talk about with friends but you don't put it on the Internet.

News Mobs Engage Community Through Hyperlocal Coverage

District | Posted 07.09.2012 | College

A news mob is, at its core, a swarm of journalists and community contributors converging on an event to cover it from every possible angle. Sharon gathered 91 editors, videographers, graphic editors, designers and reporters across different beats to cover the event from every perspective.

Top 5 Tech Tools for Student Journalists

Sara Rasmussen | Posted 07.01.2012 | College
Sara Rasmussen

Have you heard? The journalism industry is in crisis. But this impending catastrophe is not what one might expect. Rather, the predicament facing journalists today is in how to embrace the digital.

Student Newspapers React To Trayvon Martin Case

Posted 03.31.2012 | College

The Trayvon Martin case has not only captured the attention of the national media, but college student media as well. Student newspapers from aroun...

Awkward Holiday Gifts: Student-To-Teacher Edition | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

This is a teen-written article from The Saxon Scope Online, the student-run newspaper of Langley High School in McLean, VA. Now that the holidays ...

Are Bare Shoulders Appropriate For School? Students Weigh In! (VIDEO)

| Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

The students at Orlando, Florida's Timber Creek High School are not happy with their school's dress code -- and they're not afraid to say it! Watch th...

Up on the Roof, Part 2

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.17.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

Galileo could probably see more stars from Florence than we could from Boston, but I had a feeling his sense of relaxation in turning to the skies after a long day was probably similar to my own.

Free Speech, the N-word, and an Orientation Issue Come to a Head at NC State

Dan Reimold | Posted 09.12.2011 | College
Dan Reimold

The second college media controversy of the summer centered on an orientation issue has surfaced at North Carolina State University. According to a S...

Did Colo. Principal Who Censored Student Newspaper Plagiarize?

Adam Goldstein | Posted 06.21.2011 | Education
Adam Goldstein

The only accountability for most administrators is what's written in the press -- and the only press covering those administrators on a daily basis is the student press.

Microsoft's CEO Talks Education And Windows Phone 7

Hack College | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hack College

It's a weird thing to sit down with a man who's worth $13.1 billion, but on Monday I did just that.

Violence, the Media and Dripping Sweat on Dateline

Dominick Bonny | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dominick Bonny

Out-of-town reporters with camera and lights, microphones and makeup can't cover the story -- just the drama and the heat that real-life tragedy emits.

A New Voice for Iraq, Thanks to Student Journalism

Dan Reimold | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dan Reimold

Zimnaku Mohammed Saleh lost his family, fled his homeland, and adopted a new identity- all before he could walk and talk. As a four-month-old livin...