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Humor us -- take steps to prevent comedy from becoming tragedy

(02/26/11 1:00pm)

“Dying is easy – comedy’s hard.” The origin of the Hollywood aphorism is murky, but its truth is undeniable.April 15 may be America's annual day of dread, but for those who advise student publications, it's April 1 -- the day that hundreds of Sara Silverman wannabes find out that they're much less funny than they think they are.Student journalists at Columbia University got off to an early start this year.

#SJW11: Extra! Extra! Read All About It: My girlfriend can draw

(02/23/11 10:56am)

I went to high school in Alaska (fun fact: I graduated the same year as Sarah Palin, whose high school was about a half-hour away). And no, it wasn’t a one-room building lit by seal oil in the bare, frozen tundra; it was a modern, well-funded, well-equipped school of about 1,600. But as I often tell the many young journalists I speak to each year, about the only thing I can remember about what was called the student “newspaper” at my high school — in reality, just a bunch of stapled 8 ½ x 11” pages — was that it once published my girlfriend’s drawings (along with a really cute photo of her). Other hot topics included a photo collage of students’ cars, a story about the French Club fashion show, a quiz about college mascots, essays/poems about being the best you could be, an interview with the school receptionist about, well, being a school receptionist — and maybe some 3- or 4-week-old sports scores. In other words, it could hardly have been more irrelevant to my life and that of my classmates.

TRANSPARENCY TUESDAY: Campus discipline that's something to write home about

(02/08/11 4:38pm)

College disciplinary records are where the rubber meets the road for student privacy law. They are the confidential records that journalists most want -- and that colleges most want to withhold. While journalists have very little need for grades, attendance sheets and other academic records, they often are legitimately interested in how campus judicial bodies do (or don't) mete out punishment for disciplinary infractions.

UNL paper's architecture sex story prompts backlash

(02/10/11 1:05pm)

A Daily Nebraskan article that discusses the sex lives of University of Nebraska-Lincoln architecture students has caused a flurry of controversy for the newspaper. The story, which appeared in the arts and entertainment section, quotes multiple sources by their first names only, with an illustration alongside showing two students having sex on a drafting table.

Florida's proposed courtroom news coverage rules draw opposition from journalists, media lawyers

(02/11/11 8:09pm)

Experts from the journalism and legal fields are urging the Florida Bar to retreat from proposed rules giving judges wide authority to restrict spectators' use of laptops and recording devices in state courts. A set of proposed rules released by Florida's attorney-regulating body Jan.

Student media director’s departure leaves FAU department with ‘zero employees’

(02/14/11 8:00pm)

Student journalists at Florida Atlantic University no longer have a paid adviser to turn to after the student media director’s recent departure left the department with no employees. Former Student Media Director Marti Harvey sent the university a letter of resignation Jan.

Virginia’s teacher texting ban postponed, again

(02/24/11 4:27pm)

Virginia teachers will have to wait another month for the Board of Education to consider revised guidelines restricting them from communicating with students via text messages, social-networking sites and other non-school “platforms.” The original proposal was given to the board in the fall, but was postponed first until January and then until February. The board expects to hear the revised proposal at the March 24 board meeting, according to Charles Pyle, director of communications for the Virginia Board of Education. “There was an original proposed that was fairly prescriptive that was presented to the board in November.