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In comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission, the Student Press Law Center urges the Commission to reconsider a strict enforcement regime that threatens broadcasters who air “fleeting” profanity with fines that can exceed the entire yearly budget for a student-run radio station.
Reginald Stuart, an executive with the McClatchy Company who has more than 40 years of experience in the journalism profession, has been elected chairman of the Student Press Law Center’s Board of Directors.The Board also unanimously selected as its vice chairman Patrick Carome, a communications and media lawyer based in Washington, D.C., and as treasurer Kevin Corcoran, program director for the Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation for Education and a longtime journalist.
An award-winning newspaper editor, a champion of civic learning in schools, an attorney specializing in media law and a law school student who ran her college newspaper have been elected to the Student Press Law Center’s Board of Directors.
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 journalism convention suggests that censorship in their schools is a common occurrence.Of the 4,540 students and teachers who attended the National High School Journalism Convention in San Antonio, Tex., Nov.
The Student Press Law Center (“SPLC”) and other open-government groups are urging the Illinois Appellate Court to grant journalists access to records of a university’s investigation into sexual harassment claims against coaches and a settlement paid to resolve those claims.
In a brief filed in support of Illinois’ State Journal-Register, the SPLC argues that records documenting official misconduct or the spending of taxpayer money cannot be withheld on the grounds of federal “student privacy” law.
The SPLC filed its friend-of-the-court (“amicus”) brief Jan.
Groups representing the college media are asking a federal appeals court to declare that the First Amendment prohibits Virginia from enforcing a rule that limits ads for bars and alcoholic beverages in newspapers serving a college student audience.
Students at a Kentucky high school who overcame administrative censorship by launching their own independent publication, and a Tennessee yearbook adviser who was reassigned after defending his students’ right to publish a candid article about being gay, are the winners of the 2012 Courage in Student Journalism Award.
The staff of The Daily Helmsman at the University of Memphis, and Editor-in-Chief Chelsea Boozer, who successfully fought a retaliatory budget cut while enduring a campaign of harassment by campus police, are the 2012 winners of the College Press Freedom Award.
Attorney Mike Hiestand, who over the last 20 years has provided legal assistance to thousands of high school and college journalists at the Student Press Law Center, is this year’s recipient of the Society of Professional Journalists’ prestigious First Amendment Award.
The Student Press Law Center (“SPLC”), a nonprofit legal-assistance organization that supports student journalists nationwide, released the following statement Friday in response to the Iowa Supreme Court’s July 13 ruling in Press-Citizen Company v. University of Iowa.
The Student Press Law Center (“SPLC”), a nonprofit legal-assistance organization that supports student journalists nationwide, released the following statement Wednesday in response to the Minnesota Supreme Court’s June 20 ruling in Tatro v. University of Minnesota.
In the case of a Mississippi student disciplined for a rap video about inappropriate behavior by school coaches that was posted to YouTube, the Student Press Law Center (“SPLC”) is asking a federal appeals court to clarify that whistleblowing about school wrongdoing is constitutionally protected speech.
The Student Press Law Center is urging a federal appeals court to protect students’ First Amendment rights to non-disruptively wear clothing that expresses disagreement with school uniform codes.
Dr. Susan Enfield, a former high school journalism and English teacher who now serves as a school superintendent in Washington State, has been elected to the Student Press Law Center’s Board of Directors.
In testimony regarding the regulation of online “bullying” speech, the Student Press Law Center urged Delaware policymakers Friday to affirmatively protect students’ rights to discuss matters of public concern, and to develop preventive education-based solutions based on journalistic values and ethics.
In a brief filed Monday, the Student Press Law Center asks a
Cincinnati-based appeals court to reconsider a January decision that greatly
reduces the level of First Amendment protection for students at public
In a friend-of-the court brief filed Wednesday, the Student Press Law Center urged the South Carolina Supreme Court to overturn a trial court’s decision that clouds the constitutionality of the state’s Freedom of Information Act.
In a joint letter released Monday, the Student Press Law Center and dozens of the nation’s leading free-expression organizations expressed alarm over the forced removal of ethnic-history books from the Tucson, Ariz., schools.
The managing editor for digital news at National Public Radio and an award-winning journalist and former high school journalism adviser have been elected to the Student Press Law Center’s Board of Directors.
The Student Press Law Center is urging the Washington Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court’s decision that a high school newspaper did not invade students’ privacy by publishing a story calling attention to the problem of teen promiscuity.