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450 issues of The OU Daily stolen — writer thinks it's attempted censorship of front page sexual harassment story

The stolen issue featured a front page article about sexual harassment allegations against a tenured drama professor who remains at the university but resigned in August from his position as director of the School of Drama. Read more
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Vermont high school students use New Voices law to win censorship dispute

Student journalists at Burlington High School used the state’s New Voices law to successfully fight back against censorship and prevent the reinstatement of a prior review policy. Read more
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As Hurricane Florence crashes into the Carolinas, student journalists report through the storm

Some student journalists have decided to brave Hurricane Florence to cover the storm and its effect on their community.  Read more
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A new semester means a new round of internship opportunities

Every month, the Student Press Law Center makes a list of paid journalism internships. Some with upcoming deadlines include meteorology, sports reporting, investigative reporting and broadcast.   Read more
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Back-to-School Crash Course Webinar

Join us Sept. 12 at noon ET as SPLC Senior Legal Counsel Mike Hiestand and Staff Attorney Sommer Ingram Dean review the top things you should do at the start of the school year to protect yourself and your newsroom.  Read more
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Back to School Tips — Day Four: Start the year right with your school's administrators

Welcome back to school! From Sept. 4-7 we're posting an article each day with links to key legal issues and topics that will help get your academic year off to a strong start.  Read more
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Back to School Tips — Day Three: Copyright, model agreements and other key topics

Welcome back to school! From Sept. 4-7 we're posting links to key legal issues and topics to ensure your academic year is off to a great start.  Read more
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Back to School Tips — Day Two: Having "The Talk"

Welcome back to school! From Sept. 4-7 we're posting an article each day with links to key legal issues and topics that will help get your academic year off to a great start.  Read more
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Back to School Tips — Day One: Strong journalism is your best defense.

Welcome back to school! From Sept. 4-7 we're posting an article each day with links to key legal issues and topics to ensure your academic year is off to a great start.  Read more
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Students around the country join effort to defend free press with editorials

Much like their professional counterparts, student publications have been subjected to calls of “fake news” and a reporter recently spat on. Read more
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Five tips for reporting on hiring searches for administrators

As closed searches for administrators become more common, journalists are having to find new ways to report on these searches.  Read more
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Searching in secret: Hiring administrators is becoming less open and harder to cover

When universities and colleges begin the process of hiring a new administrator, they often keep the names of candidates confidential until the very end.  Read more
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From podcasting to magazine writing, these internships still have open deadlines

Every month, the Student Press Law Center produces a list of paid internships in journalism. Read more
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The print edition of a Missouri university's magazine has been canceled. Editors say it's retaliation and censorship

While administrators at a private university near St. Louis say they killed a student magazine to ensure a digital focus, editors say it is retaliation for recent controversial articles. Read more
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"Vexatious" FOIA requesters can be denied records for up to one year under new Connecticut law

House Bill 5175 was signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy on June 7, 2018. Under the law, a public agency can petition the state's Freedom of Information Commission "for relief from a requester that the public agency alleges is a vexatious requester." Read more
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NEWS RELEASE: 500 organizations and individuals sign on to joint statement condemning mass murder at the Capital Gazette and negative environment for journalists

In the wake of the deadly shootings at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday, 500 organizations and individuals have signed a strong statement spearheaded by the Student Press Law Center calling for an end to the environment which threatens journalists. Read more
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Looking for a journalism internship for the fall? Deadlines are coming up this month.

Each month, the Student Press Law Center puts together a list of paid journalism internships that are accepting applications.  Read more
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NEWS RELEASE: Student photojournalist who sued to retain copyright for his work is vindicated

A Texas student whose high school insisted on claiming ownership of photos he took for use in student media publications dismissed his lawsuit against school officials this week after the school district backed down and acknowledged his ownership.  Read more
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New Voices legislation dies in committee in New York and Minnesota, stalls in New Jersey

The last three states with pending New Voices legislation for this session, New York, Minnesota and New Jersey, all failed to move the bills out of committee. Read more
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High school editor boycotts graduation after school suppresses sexual misconduct records and censors stories

Grace Marion, a senior at Neshaminy High School and editor-in-chief of The Playwickian, found the high school mishandled sexual assault and harassment complaints filed at the school. Read more
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