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Student journalists will now have editorial control over their coverage after the school board unanimously voted to implement a principal's recommendation to make the paper a public forum.
The SPLC spoke with Jeremy Steele who is heading up the effort in Michigan to pass meaningful legislation that guarantees the rights of student journalists.
A university administrator cited Title IX as justification for censoring the satirical article, but the university's harsh discipline measures might be illegal.
A Michigan Senate committee voted 5-0 to pass an anti-censorship bill that would protect high school and college journalists. The bill now advances to the Senate floor.
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 Mackinac Public Policy Center, a Michigan policy nonprofit, is suing the University of Michigan over a delay in receiving emails from university president Mark Schlissel containing the word “Trump.”
Three Michigan State University football players have been charged in a sexual assault case that has been shrouded in secrecy by the university.
The State News was one of the first outlets to cover the case, posting its first story less than a day after The Indianapolis Star published its investigation.
Blocked by school censors from sharing a thoughtful discussion of mental-health issues in the pages of the Community High School student newspaper, two Ann Arbor, Mich., teens were forced instead to settle for The New York Times and NPR's "Weekend Edition."Proving once again that censorship is gasoline on the flame of a powerful idea, journalists Madeline Halpert and Eva Rosenfeld talked with NPR's Scott Simon today about how they were prevented from publishing a column examining the effects of depression on teens and why it's so hard for them to talk about.Halpert was one of several students who agreed, with written parental permission, to be named in a story confronting the stigma surrounding mental illness that can, with tragic consequences, deter people struggling with depression from seeking professional help.
A week after the student newspaper adviser at Northern Michigan University was terminated, the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association have joined the list of organizations calling for her reinstatement.
Four student members of the student newspaper’s board of directors at Northern Michigan University released a statement on Tuesday refuting claims a university administrator influenced their vote to terminate the newspaper’s adviser.
Michigan's Supreme Court will be asked to consider whether university regents can lawfully continue excluding the public from "informal meetings" held before each public board meeting, where the bulk of substantive discussion actually takes place.
The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the University of Michigan Board of Regents’ ability to hold closed-door “pre-meetings.”
Bills are advancing in states across the country, including a newly filed one that just debuted this week.
Michigan State University filed a lawsuit against ESPN after a reporter filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the university police department for reports related to sexual assault allegations.
A Court of Claims judge threw out a lawsuit against ESPN, saying Michigan State University can’t sue reporters for requesting records under the Freedom of Information Act.