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

May 3, 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 …

Arkansas high school suspends student newspaper

December 5, 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 November 27 after it published its investigative story on October 30.In a statement, Springdale district superintendent Jim Rollins called The Herald’s story "intentionally negative, demeaning, hurtful and potentially harmful to the …