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In response to an ACLU letter that called for an investigation into the alleged censorship of an article in The Matador student newspaper, a California school district announced plans to better protect the student press, but critics have called the district's actions inadequate.
A small group of student journalists have raised almost $4,000 so far to start an independent newspaper after facing harassment and intimidation from administrators for articles published in their college newspaper.
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).
Wyoming legislators are seeking an exemption for personal student emails under the state's public records law.
A state House bill as well as a lawsuit are both trying to make Michigan public university governing boards subject to the state's open meetings law.
A federal district judge has denied a request for an ousted newspaper adviser at Northern Michigan University to remain in her position as she sues five current and former members of the paper's board of directors.
A Canadian student newspaper is facing eviction from its campus office that it has held for almost four decades, sparking a social media outcry and a conversation about student press rights in Canada.
The University of Wisconsin system will no longer have to reveal final candidates for its top positions, now that an exemption has been signed into law with the state biennial budget.
After losing her request for a preliminary injunction that would have let an ousted newspaper adviser keep her job, the advisor and the student paper's editor have dropped their lawsuit — and have helped spearhead the launch of two new campaigns for student press freedom.
The university president decided to remove a department head from his supervisory position over the student newspaper, after allegations of intimidation once the paper published investigative stories on black mold.
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 former student who was expelled from a Georgia university for environmental activism without a hearing has received a $900,000 settlement after eight years.
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.
A committee of the Wyoming Press Association, students and university officials will form recommendations on what to do with student emails under public records law.
The American University student plans to donate most of the settlement to a scholarship fund for high schoolers in Ferguson who want to study journalism in college.
Some observers have predicted that the end of the unpaid internship is not far away — here's a summary and an analysis of the recent legal developments.
After the Supreme Court ruled on Elonis in June, free-speech advocates worry about potential consequences on student social media speech.
After the University of Chicago announced measures to make its police department more transparent, legislators opted to stall the bill that would have required private campus police departments to be more transparent.
Across the country, attacks on academic freedom have ended up in court and in policy changes as professors fight to speak openly.
The federal judge wrote that the student, who was threatened with expulsion over a sarcastic two-word tweet, had a plausible argument that his school district violated his First and 14th Amendment rights.