School district demands prior review, threatens job of adviser over profile in student publication

April 11, 2019
Administrators with the Lodi Unified School District in California demanded a student newspaper adviser submit an article for review prior to publication, under threat of discipline and dismissal.The latest edition of Bear Creek High School’s student newspaper, The Bruin Voice, is set to include a profile of an 18-year-old student who is active in the porn industry.“This young woman has quite a story to tell,” the paper’s adviser, Kathi Duffel, told The Washington Post. “She has every right to tell …

Arkansas high school suspends student newspaper

November 27, 2018
A high school student newspaper in Arkansas was suspended, and its adviser threatened with termination, after student journalists published an article about a story questioning the legitimacy of the transfer of football players to another school.According to BuzzFeed News, Har-Ber High School in Springdale suspended its student paper on Nov. 27, 2018, after it published an investigative story in October.In a statement, Springdale district superintendent Jim Rollins called The Herald’s story "intentionally negative, demeaning, hurtful and potentially harmful to the …

UMass-Boston student newspaper editor sued for defamation, emotional distress

September 17, 2018
Cady Vishniac, former news editor for the student newspaper at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is the only remaining defendant in an ongoing legal case stemming from an article published in 2013.Mass Media, the university’s independent student newspaper, routinely published information straight from the weekly police blotter, The Boston Globe reported. In March 2013, Mass Media published an entry about an unidentified individual allegedly taking pictures of women on campus without their knowledge or consent under the headline, “Have You …