Student Press Law Center

Fond du Lac principal censors student news magazine’s censorship photo illustration

April 24, 2014 — WISCONSIN — The photo accompanying a story about a Wisconsin high school’s new prior review guidelines is being censored under those very guidelines, which were established in response to the publication’s last issue featuring a story about sexual assault.

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Censored Ark. yearbook heads to the printer, but student editor says she’ll continue fight

March 21, 2014 — ARKANSAS — A censored version of Sheridan High School’s yearbook will be sent to the printer without the student profiles — including one of a gay student — that sparked a dispute between student editors and administrators.

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Wisconsin administrators impose prior review after news magazine’s story on sexual assault

March 12, 2014 — WISCONSIN — Student journalists are petitioning their superintendent, asking him to reverse prior review guidelines created in response to the student news magazine’s article about sexual assault.

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Otterbein student journalist sues for private school’s police records

Feb. 14, 2014 — KANSAS — A student journalist at Otterbein University is asking the Ohio Supreme Court for help in the student newspaper’s effort to obtain records from the private university’s police force.

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Days after University of Nebraska president’s position becomes vacant, legislature moves to close future executive searches

Jan. 30, 2014 — NEBRASKA — A bill introduced this month would allow the University of Nebraska to keep all presidential candidates confidential except the single finalist.

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Records: Kansas school administrators justified profanity tickets under criminal law

Jan. 29, 2014 — KANSAS — Public records show that last fall, Maize school district officials were, at times, unsure of the grounds on which district police were issuing tickets for swearing.

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