A growing body of law indicates that censorship is more likely to create, rather than counteract, a school's potential for liability. This guide explores liability for student media at public and private high schools and colleges.
As more student media move from being merely a showcase
for football players and prom queens to being serious news organizations,
not afraid to address controversial or sensitive subjects, they
face many of the hazards that have long confronted their commercial
counterparts: threats of libel lawsuits, invasion of privacy claims,
charges of bias, etc.