Reporters Jill Riepenhoff and Todd Jones, of the Columbus Dispatch, discuss a recent project investigating universities' misuse of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to keep open records secret.
University of Missouri graduate student Brian Schraum and Western Kentucky University student Josh Moore discuss starting free press legislation in their states.
Lead plaintiff Robert Ochsorn talks about his First Amendment lawsuit against his former high school that was partially decided in summary judgment last month.
Maryland State Senator and law professor at American University Jamie Raskin discusses what Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court decision means for today's students.
First Amendment lawyers Steve Zansberg and Robert S. Becker discuss what happens when student journalists' attempts to cover the news come into conflict with law enforcement's attempts to keep order in a chaotic situation.
University of Virginia ruling clarifies limits of FERPA confidentiality rules; Student media's right to cover religious holidays.
California's adviser protection law allows students to continue lawsuits after graduating; Zero tolerance policies involving speech about violence.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and student reporters.
Off-campus, social Web site cases like Doninger v. Niehoff; reporters’ rights to record interviews.
Analyzing the ruling in the 'Be Happy, Not Gay' T-shirt case; photographers' access rights.
Ad restrictions on student media overturned in Va.; misleading photos and defamation by implication.
Sunshine Week '08: Access to private colleges' police records; avoiding libel in restaurant reviews.
Funding freeze at Montclair State; Colo. State considers selling student paper.
Censorship at McNeil High School (TX); Newsgathering in the high-tech age; Update on Ponce v. Socorro Indep. School Dist.
Punishing "violent" student speech. Discussion of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal's decision in Ponce v. Socorro Independent School District.
School liability for high school student media; Peek v. Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation.
Understanding state student free expression laws; Oregon's high school and college free expression law (passed July 2007); Illinois' College Campus Press Act (passed August 2007).
What the Supreme Court's ruling in the Morse v. Fredrick "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case means for student journalists.
"Hate speech" and the First Amendment. Appellate court ruling in Novato High School (CA) case involving censorship of opinion column about illegal immigrants; ruling in Neuqua Valley High School (IL) "Be Happy, Not Gay" t-shirt case; Poway High School (CA) "Homosexuality is shameful" t-shirt case.
Free press rights and responsibility. Greencastle Middle School (IN) case involving student criminally charged for content on MySpace.com; Hermitage High School (PA) principal files libel suit against students for MySpace.com postings; California Supreme Court denies teacher appeal in Palisades High School (CA) case involving lewd comments in underground student newspaper; student free press state legislation updates (Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Michigan).