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The ethics of crime reporting are slippery, subjective and hard to define. Few stories have more at stake than those that deal with life and death, guilt and innocence. The decision-making — from how to word allegations to what information to include or exclude in a crime blotter item — is something that requires ethical discussion and dissection.
than 500 emails chronicling the efforts of a Northwestern University journalism
professor and his students to free a man serving a life sentence are not
covered under Illinois’ shield law, a judge ruled Wednesday.
In nearly every story, student journalists remain outside observers. But the Occupy movement signified that slim percentage of coverage where reporters become actors in the story.
Risqué content can quickly become risky for student journalists. A few bleep-worthy words or a more-than-suggestive sex column can earn editors and reporters anything from an inbox flooded with angry emails to an earful from school officials to threats to the publication itself. So how to handle it? Students and advisers dished on the agony and ecstasy of pushing the limits in campus journalism.
Recent court decisions and legislative battles have outlined a murky forecast for the applicability of sunshine laws to state school board associations. Actions in Iowa, as well as South Carolina and New Jersey, have muddied the waters when it comes to just how transparent these organizations are required to be and whether they do, indeed, qualify as public entities.
California high school students who donned American flag T-shirts for Cinco de
Mayo presented a possible “substantial disruption,” and school officials were
within their authority to ask them to remove the shirts, a judge ruled Tuesday.
are considering prior review of a northern Ohio high school newspaper after it caused a
stir earlier this week by publishing an article exploring student views on
The Supreme Court appears to be showing initial interest in Kowalski v. Berkeley County Schools, one of a slew of off-campus speech cases awaiting its consideration.
The court requested a response Monday from the West Virginia school district to the certiorari petition filed on behalf of Kara Kowalski, the court docket shows.
Kowalski, a former Musselman High School student, was suspended in 2005 for creating a MySpace group that school officials claimed was intended to ridicule another student.
The title of the webpage was “S.A.S.H.,” which Kowalski said was an acronym for “Students Against Sluts Herpes.” But posts by other students on the page quickly devolved into disparaging comments about a specific classmate.
The 4th U.S.
A Florida school board’s dress code did not violate students’ rights by barring them from wearing T-shirts emblazoned with “Islam is of the Devil” on school grounds, a federal judge ruled Sept. 30, labeling the shirts a “disruption.”
It’s the end of the road for Doninger v. Niehoff.
The Supreme Court denied Monday the certiorari petition filed by Avery Doninger’s attorneys, effectively ending three years of legal wrangling in a period that saw the rise of a host of off-campus, online student expression court cases.
Attorney Jon Schoenhorn called the news a “disappointing end” to the case but even more concerning for the larger precedent.
“My biggest concern is that it’s going to chill the free expression of thousands of students because of an erroneous reading of it by school officials,” Schoenhorn said.
As a junior at Connecticut’s Lewis B.
A trail of discarded printer boxes, old newspapers and a
well-worn refrigerator leads from the hallway into the The Georgetown Voice newsroom, whose bare walls are just the most
visible signs of something unusual.
years after students at a Washington high school sued their school district for
invasion of privacy over a student newspaper story, an appeals court is set to
hear their case in January.
Amid four concurrent investigations into alleged
misconduct in its student government, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee Post has decided to sue two former
Student Association leaders for the theft and destruction of approximately 800
An attorney for a Seattle landlord who accused a high school
newspaper of libel and defamation has appealed the dismissal of his case,
marking the next stage in a legal dispute with the city’s school district.
more than a year after a similar incident on its sister campus, the staff of The South Texan at Texas A&M at
Kingsville is reeling from the theft of nearly 400 newspapers.
Teran submitted his editorial cartoon for the November issue of Bernalillo High
School’s The Basement without a
thought that it would trigger a First Amendment debate on censorship.
On the same day that former Penn State assistant football
coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on new molestation charges, state legislators
released the text of a bill that would bring the university into the reach of
Pennsylvania’s public records law.
a spate of recent federal court cases involving off-campus speech, a Louisiana
student is suing his high school after he was suspended and removed from an
honors society for a comment he made on Facebook about a teacher.
An Eastern Kansas school board is considering a policy that would
eliminate on-campus memorials for deceased students and prevent student
newspapers and yearbooks from dedicating editions or pages to them.
lawsuit of a former Mississippi high school student whose senior portrait was
removed from the yearbook will proceed after a judge refused to dismiss the