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"Campus free expression" bills may benefit protestors, but offer little new hope for college journalists

(06/30/17 4:18pm)

Campus free expression bills addressing protests and demonstrations have become law in four states this year with many more teed up for consideration, including one awaiting the governor's approval in North Carolina, but the hope they offer for students facing newsroom censorship obstacles is minimal.

First Amendment ruling focuses the lens on photojournalists' rights -- again

(08/11/17 5:02pm)

A citizen activist lost his First Amendment case against a Missouri police department when a federal court held that there is no constitutional right to insist on access to photograph government activities. The ruling does nothing, however, to undermine the well-established right to photograph police when they're doing official business in public.