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Northwestern journalism students fight subpoenas

(10/20/09 12:00am)

Journalism students working on the Medill Innocence Project at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism are fighting subpoenas requesting their grades, off-the-record interviews, electronic communications, notes, course syllabi, grading criteria for the course and receipts for expenses that students incurred for their investigation of the case of Anthony McKinney, who was convicted and jailed in 1978 for allegedly shooting a security guard in Harvey, Ill.








Purdue Exponent, national photojournalism organization ask for investigation into photographer's detention

(01/29/14 3:22pm)

The Purdue Exponent and the National Press Photographers Association are asking for an investigation into the treatment of a photo editor after police detained him for several hours and took his camera equipment while he was covering a campus shooting last week.


Student photographer reaches agreement with The Color Run after alleging wrongful use of images

(02/18/14 6:48pm)

A recent dispute involving a student photographer and a popular 5K organization reached a settlement over the weekend, after the student’s crowdfunding campaign to offset the costs of a pending lawsuit generated outcry online. Florida Atlantic University student Maxwell William Jackson said The Color Run exploited his work after he willingly provided images for use on Facebook in exchange for photo credit.



Temple student arrested for photographing traffic stop sues police

(03/21/14 6:17pm)

Two years ago, a Temple University student’s attempt to complete a photojournalism assignment by taking pictures of a police traffic stop ended in arrest for both him and his girlfriend, who was accompanying him at the time. The pair was acquitted on charges of obstructing justice later that year, but the issue is back in court this month — this time, in a civil lawsuit filed by the pair against the two Philadelphia police officers who made the arrest.






Purdue Exponent officials criticize ruling allowing university to withhold public records

(04/30/14 12:00pm)

In a written ruling issued earlier this month, a state public access counselor said Purdue University doesn’t have to release surveillance video footage and other records requested by The Purdue Exponent because of a public-records exemption allowing an agency to withhold “investigatory records.”


Censorship-fighters from Wis., Pa., recognized with 'Courage in Student Journalism' award

(11/11/14 10:38am)

Tanvi Kumar, former editor-in-chief of Cardinal Columns at Wisconsin’s Fond du Lac High School and co-editors Gillian McGoldrick and Reed Hennessy of The Playwickian at Pennsylvania’s Neshaminy High School will share the Courage award, presented annually to recognize students who show exceptional fortitude in overcoming adversity to bring important stories to the public.