XXXV, No. 1
- Drone journalists find themselves flying in cloudy legal space (Page 28)
The Federal Aviation Administration has been cracking down on unreglated drone usage, but many journalists aren’t letting that stop them. It could be years though, before some are allowed to fly legally.
- In light of recent censorship, national group takes a second look at HBCUs (Page 12)
After two high-profile incidents where student journalists alleged censorship last year, the National Association of Black Journalists has convened a panel to look into concerns.
- Student journalists facing disciplinary charges describe murky process (Page 23)
Students and civil rights groups have protested the lack of due process protections in universities’ student conduct process. For journalists, that can leave them vulnerable to frivolous charges from irate sources.
- On the road, a free speech icon gives inspiration to new generation (Page 16)
For 10 weeks last fall, Mary Beth Tinker and Mike Hiestand traveled the country in an RV, talking with students about free speech. They found an audience of teens “hungry for support and encouragement.”
- Exclusivity contracts limit student journalists’ live sports coverage (Page 5)
As more high school athletic associations enter into agreements granting third parties exclusive broadcasting rights, journalists are figuring out how to deal with the restrictions.
- Schools hire monitors to patrol students’ off-campus online speech (Page 8)
Citing concerns about cyberbullying, schools have begun monitoring students’ online activity. Opponents say the tracking is unnecessarily invasive and could violate students’ First Amendment rights.
- What public forum doctrine means for your student publication (Page 31)
Recent court rulings have devalued “limited public forum” protection for student journalists, but there are still ways to shield yourself from censorship.
- Journalism: Love it or leave it (Page 3)
A message from Executive Director Frank D. LoMonte.