College Press Freedom & Censorship

State and federal courts have decided over 60 cases in the last four decades directly involving censorship of the public college and university student press. The decisions have been unanimous in their agreement that the First Amendment forbids almost all censorship of student-edited publications by school administrators.

Student media guide to due process claims

When Jill Snyder, an eighth grade student at Blue Mountain Middle School in Orwigsburg, Pa., was reprimanded for violating the school dress code, she decided to take matters into her own hands.[1] After school, Snyder went home to create a mock MySpace page ridiculing her school principal. Read more

Guide for the private school press

Do students at a private high school or college have to check their free speech rights at the campus gate when they walk to school each morning? The answer to that question is a resounding maybe. Read more