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Michigan Student Newspaper 'Decapitates' Athletic Director in Photo Illustration

Dan Reimold | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
Dan Reimold

A conservative student newspaper at the University of Michigan is in the spotlight after publishing a photo illustration that led a UM adjunct professor to bring up ISIS and alert campus police.

And You Thought Censorship in China Was Bad, Look at Scholastic Journalism in America

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 09.03.2013 | Media
Esther Wojcicki

Unfortunately, student press in high schools today is on the decline because schools are now teaching to the test even though we have an explosion of citizen journalism on the web. Shouldn't we be training students how to write for the web and about the ethics of the press?

Tyler Kingkade

UNC 'Intimidation' Case Against Student Alleging Sexual Assault Raises Free Speech Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.14.2013 | College

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill has dropped its case against Landen Gambill, a sophomore student UNC accused of creating an intimidating ...

Florida A&M Student Newspaper Delayed From Publishing, Staff Ordered to Reapply for Positions

Dan Reimold | Posted 03.12.2013 | College
Dan Reimold

Staffers at The Famuan, the student newspaper at Florida A&M University, will not publish their first issue of spring semester early next week as planned. Instead, on administrative orders, editorial operations at the paper have been delayed until the end of the month.

What's Even More Worrying Than Charging Teens for Fake Facebook Profiles

Adam Goldstein | Posted 09.30.2012 | Crime
Adam Goldstein

Earlier this week, the Student Press Law Center covered a story out of Texas involving two young teens being charged for making a fake Facebook profile. Now, we have no idea if the girls are even still in custody, or have had a hearing of any kind.

Judge Rules Ohio College Violating Free Speech Rights

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.16.2012 | College

A federal court told the University of Cincinnati it must rewrite policies restricting protests on campus. U.S. District Judge Timothy Black ruled ...

Third Photo Rejected By Yearbook, Editors Choose For Her

Posted 02.09.2012 | Denver

Durango's controversial high school headliner Sydney Spies submitted a third modeling photo for yearbook approval that was also denied. After turning ...

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.

Colo. Principal Nixes Student Newspaper for Knowing Too Much

Adam Goldstein | Posted 05.26.2011 | Education
Adam Goldstein

You don't avoid a civil rights violation by letting civil rights exist before you take them away.

The Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska

David Moshman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
David Moshman

Every state should have an academic freedom coalition. It just takes someone to get it going. It could be you.

JMU Newsroom RAID: Police Seize Riot Photographs

Huffington Post | Leah Finnegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Following a widespread campus riot last weekend, James Madison University's newspaper, The Breeze, became the subject of intense police scrutiny. Why...