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The SPLC brief, filed with Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach, argues that the student privacy statute, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), cannot constitutionally be applied to obstruct compliance with state open-records laws.
Of the 6,406 students and teachers who attended the National High School Journalism Convention in Washing, D.C., Nov. 6-9, 2013, 464 students and 51 advisers responded to survey questions asking about their experiences with censorship of student media.
In a brief filed Wednesday, the Student Press Law Center challenges the University of Montana’s attempts to withhold the records of a student disciplinary appeal involving a high-profile athlete accused of sexual assault.
Media lawyer Sherrese Smith and corporate philanthropy executive Matthew Pakula join SPLC's 15-member Board of Directors for three-year terms starting Jan. 1, 2015.
In a brief filed Monday, a coalition of free-speech groups led by the Student Press Law Center asks a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that upheld a Minnesota college’s decision to expel a nursing student for “unprofessional” comments posted off-campus to his personal Facebook page.
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.
In a friend-of-the-court brief, the SPLC — joined by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press — urged the court to accept an appeal challenging an Aug. 26 ruling, which allowed the university to reject a request to produce copies of instructors’ course syllabi.
The Student Press Law Center and Journalism Education Association Scholastic Press Rights Commission condemned the actions of the Neshaminy School District in Pennsylvania Wednesday, following the District’s retaliatory and illegal actions calculated to punish the Playwickian student newspaper, its editors and its adviser.
In a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark First Amendment case, the Student Press Law Center urges the Court to set a high standard for criminally prosecuting speakers for references to violence on social media, warning of “false positive” prosecutions that may result from innocent misunderstandings.
The Daily Titan at California State University, Fullerton is the 2013-14 winner of the University of Georgia’s Betty Gage Holland Award for excellence in college journalism.
Six leading open-government organizations, including the Student Press Law Center, called Wednesday for congressional hearings on the rampant abuse of the federal student privacy law, FERPA, which enables schools and colleges to conceal scandals by misclassifying government documents as “education records.”
A coalition of nonprofit advocates supporting a positive school learning climate joined Monday in urging a New York court to declare unconstitutional a statute that makes “cyberbullying” a crime punishable by a year in jail.
In conjunction with Sunshine Week 2014, the Student Press Law Center announced Thursday that it is joining the University of Georgia journalism school in presenting an annual award recognizing outstanding college journalism, with an emphasis on reporting that makes use of public records.
Monitoring of student-athletes’ social media accounts is widespread
among university athletic departments, according to the results of a
public records audit carried out by journalism students at the
University of Maryland.
In a brief filed Monday, the Student Press Law Center urges the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court ruling that makes it almost impossible to challenge the constitutionality of a law restricting speech without first violating the law and suffering punishment.
Twenty-five years after the Supreme Court limited First Amendment protections for high school student journalists, a survey of students and media advisers attending a national scholastic journalism convention indicates that censorship is a fact of life in many schools.
A proposed federal index rating colleges according to quality and affordability should include a measurement of how readily they share information with the public, the Student Press Law Center told the Obama administration in comments filed with the U.S. Department of Education.
A South Georgia school district’s insistence that it couldn’t release surveillance video that might shed light on the suspicious death of a 17-year-old student in the school’s gym was named the first “FERPA Fib of the Year” today by the Student Press Law Center.
Students at a California high school who overcame a threat to shutter their newspaper following their aggressive coverage of a popular athletic director’s removal are the winners of the 2013 Courage in Student Journalism Award.
A California college student was unfairly disciplined for violating a vague “harassment” rule that gives no fair notice that aggressively asking questions of faculty members could result in punishment, the Student Press Law Center argues in a brief filed with a federal appeals court in San Francisco.