First Amendment Watch and FIRE Release New Campus Speech Modules
As the end of the current semester quickly approaches, First Amendment Watch and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education are already thinking ahead to this fall’s freshman orientation season on America’s college campuses. Use our latest orientation modules to talk about student press freedom and student's online speech rights.
Colorado Looks to Strengthen Protections for Student Journalists and Their Faculty Advisers
A Democratic state representative and former journalism teacher from Colorado, Barbara McLachlan, is pushing for legislation that would provide extra protections for student journalists and the teachers who advise them.
Appeals Court Rules that University Violated Satirical Publications’ First Amendment Rights
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a lower court’s ruling that had dismissed a lawsuit brought […]
Liberty University’s President Defends Right to Censor Student Newspaper
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. defended his right to censor the university’s student newspaper, arguing that the practice does […]
Gene Policinski Commentary: Student Journalism: More Needed Than Ever
The Newseum Institute’s First Amendment expert, Gene Policinski, originally published this commentary on January 31, 2019, on the Newseum blog, […]
Arkansas Student Newspaper Overcomes Censorship Dispute
The controversy that ensued over an investigation published by student journalists—despite a state law protecting their rights—has come to a close. Student […]
Florida School Board Wants To Hold Newspaper In Contempt For Publishing Parkland Shooter’s Records
A Broward County judge lambasted the Sun Sentinel for publishing disclosed information contained in a redacted report that the paper […]
Efforts to Protect College Media From Suppression Gain Traction
College Media Association President Chris Evans reviews efforts over the past year to ensure college press freedom. A 2016 report […]