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Humboldt State University's investigative reporting class had hit a wall. In January they embarked on an investigation into mental health within the Humboldt County Jail by researching the life and death of James Lee Peters, a Native American man who in August committed suicide while in the jail.
CALIFORNIA -- After a bill to protect high school and college
journalism advisers won overwhelming approval in the state Assembly, the
University of California Board of Regents said in a letter it likely will not
adopt the bill's provisions.
Administrators removed a journalism adviser from
his position at Fallbrook High School after he defended students against two
instances of censorship.
The California State Senate passed a bill Tuesday
that would protect journalism advisers and other teachers against retaliation by
administrators because of student speech, but because of budget issues, the bill
might not be signed or vetoed by Gov.
the University of Redlands student newspaper in Redlands, Calif., received a
stifling bite to its funding, knocking its $39,000 budget to $10,000.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law
Sunday that protects high school and college teachers, in addition to all other
school employees, from being retaliated against because of student speech.
A Belmont, Calif., high school newspaper was shut
down after only one issue containing a student's satirical column.
Lawyers for the Student Press Law Center and the
American Civil Liberties Union are filing a lawsuit on behalf of students and a
teacher at Fallbrook High School in Fallbrook, Calif., claiming that the school
violated their First Amendment rights by canceling the journalism class and
removing the adviser.
Student journalists at a Belmont, Calif., high
school are scheduled to resume publishing their newspaper by January after
school administrators shut down the paper following publication of a
After sparking debates at college campuses around the nation about the conflicting rights to free speech and privacy, anonymous gossip Web site JuicyCampus.com will shut down because of financial strains, the site announced.
A Los Angeles City College student, claiming his speech professor called him a "fascist bastard" during a presentation on his religious beliefs last fall, has teamed up with the Alliance Defense Fund in a lawsuit against district officials.
Staffers of University of California at Riverside's student newspaper remain disappointed after an investigation into the theft of 1,200 to 2,000 copies of the April 21 issue stalled.
A California school district will likely have a harder time defending itself from a lawsuit filed by several high school journalists and their adviser after a district judge denied most of its affirmative defenses this month.
A California school district is getting hit with a much cheaper legal bill after illegally censoring an article eight years ago, an appeals court ruled last month.
A bill that would provide better access to
open records at California's public, higher-education institutions has
been routed to the State Assembly Committee on Appropriations, though proponents
of the legislation say it should not cost any money.
A California college student says a U.S. representative's staff member threatened her with arrest and legal action after she posted a recorded interview with the representative's press secretary online.
The controversy over prior review at the
Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA) has sparked debate over whether
charter schools should be exempt from the California Student Free Express Law, a
section of the California Education Code that affords students the right to
freedom of the press.
Southerwestern College newspaper adviser Max
Branscomb lost compensation he would have received for advising the paper
because of what the governing board calls "double dipping," but what
the faculty union president calls retaliation resulting from controversial
Student journalists at the University of Southern
California Annenberg are continuing to try to obtain death certificates
of H1N1 victims after being denied requests for the public records by 10
counties across California.
Chapman University is investigating the theft of about 2,200 copies of
the student newspaper The Panther.