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In a brief filed Wednesday, the Student Press Law Center and leading news-media organizations ask the Michigan Supreme Court to take on a case challenging the legality of secret “pre-meeting meetings” where trustees of Michigan universities discuss public business behind closed doors.
The Battalion was recognized for its three-part investigative series into the human-rights records of companies in which Texas A&M's nonprofit charitable foundation invested donor contributions.
The American Society of News Editors, comprised of newsroom leaders across America, is the latest to join a growing consensus of professional journalism organizations calling for an end to legalized censorship of student journalism, adding momentum to the growing national "New Voices" reform movement.
Responding to research documenting that high school girls report alarming rates of direct institutional censorship and pressure to “self-censor,” the Student Press Law Center today announced its first wave of Active Voice Fellows...
The Student Press Law Center and two major national law firms are offering student journalists free legal help around-the-clock if they encounter emergencies at the July 2016 Democratic and Republican conventions.
A federal court is considering Iowa State University's appeal of a ruling recognizing the First Amendment right of a student group to use the college's logo on a T-shirt conveying a pro-drug-legalization message, an issue implicating the free-speech rights of all college students.
The SPLC joins a coalition of free-speech organizations calling on a federal appeals court to reverse the ruling of a Florida judge who threw out the free-speech claims of students punished for objecting to a college policy forcing them to undergo vaginal ultrasound tests as part of a class exercise.
A complaint filed in U.S. district court cites remarks by KU budget committee members tying the newspaper's 50 percent funding reduction to a sharply worded editorial calling for reforms in campus elections.
The Student Press Law Center and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the Supreme Court to hear the case of a Mississippi student rapper punished for a profane song posted to YouTube.
SPLC Executive Director Frank LoMonte calls for demonstrations of contrition by communications professor Melissa Click and applauds the student photographer's courage in standing up for his First Amendment rights.
High school journalists of the Matador, who have battled administrative censorship and the "indefinite" removal of their adviser, are the recipients of this year's Courage in Student Journalism Award.
Student editors at the West Virginia university have faced a barrage of threats, intimidation and punishment, including the unexplained removal of their well-credentialed and supportive faculty adviser, following coverage of toxic mold problems in campus housing. The award, co-sponsored by LSU's journalism school and the Associated Collegiate Press, recognizes college journalists for their fortitude in the face of institutional resistance.
The Student Press Law Center and other leading journalism organizations have announced an intensive boot-camp training project to provide support for college journalists facing high levels of censorship from administrators.
Student journalist Jonathan Capriel has won a public-records reporting award for several articles that exposed hazing, inequities and consumer rip-offs at the University of Memphis.
The Student Press Law Center and the Columbus Dispatch's investigative series on hidden campus crime rates has been awarded the Society of Professional Journalists' First Amendment award.
A collaboration to offer specialized legal expertise to nonprofit newsrooms based at universities was announced today by the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN) and the Student Press Law Center (SPLC).
In a friend-of-the-court brief with a federal court of appeals, the Student Press Law Center argues that a ruling which allowed a Nevada school to punish two brothers who non-disruptively protested a school uniform code should be overturned, on the basis of the First Amendment.
In a friend-of-the-court brief, First Amendment groups say a Kansas district court correctly ruled that the University of Kansas lacked authority to punish a student for violating a no-contact order on the basis of insulting tweets on a privacy-protected Twitter account.
The SPLC filed a friend-of-the-court brief Wednesday with the New York-based Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals urging the court to restore reasonable fees for attorney Ronald McGuire, who represented the student editors of the College Voice newspaper at the College of Staten Island in a long-running First Amendment battle with their school.
The New Voices Act protects the rights of journalists in public colleges and high schools from censorship, reversing the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1988 ruling in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier.