XXXIV, No. 3
Access Closed presidential searches proliferate among colleges across the country (Page 16)
Even in states where public records and open meetings laws make college president searches public, schools have found ways to keep the search secret, much to the chagrin of open government advocates.
High School Q&A (Page 10)
“Skyway is ghetto” is the provocative headline on the May cover of Renton High School’s student newspaper. The issue explores stereotypes about the neighborhood surrounding the school. In an email interview with an SPLC reporter earlier this year, Arrow Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Abenojar shared how the issue came to be.
D.C. middle and high school students collaborate to create newspaper (Page 11)
In a city with few student newspapers, a group of high school journalists have helped middle schoolers buck the trend and create their own newspaper to cover issues that concern them.
Internet Student journalists work around Internet filters to reach audiences
Learning to use social media is a crucial skill for student journalists in the digital age, advisers say. At many schools though, school district-imposed Internet filters block most or all of the websites students need.
States make moves to protect students’ rights to online privacy (Page 20)
Nine states have passed privacy laws, with dozens more considering similar legislation. Now that the laws are going into effect, some schools are having to change policies, particularly with regard to athletes.
Legal Analysis Protecting your yearbook: How to register the copyright to prevent piracy (Page 28)
Registering the copyright to your yearbook takes only a few hours of your time and protects the book for 95 years. Plus, it could even help your staff make some money.
Legislation Under the dome (Page 6)
An update on the latest legislative developments of importance to student journalists
RoundUp In brief (Page 3)
On the docket (Page 13)
An update on the latest legal developments of importance to student journalists
SPLC News ‘Tinker Tour’ a chance for honest talk about state of student rights (Page 2)
A message from Executive Director Frank D. LoMonte.
Goldstein celebrates 10 years as SPLC attorney (Page 25)
SPLC TipSheet Using campus crime records (Page 24)
Yearbooks Yearbook staffs and advisers guard against the potential for hoaxes (Page 5)
The May arrest of one student on felony charges following a yearbook prank was unusual, but dozens of other similar pranks occur yearly — to the chagrin of the yearbook staffs who try to prevent them.