Stop the Courts From Weakening Student Journalism
Posted: 2/12/2013  |  By: Frank D. LoMonte | The Chronicle of Higher Education
A consensus is growing that to adequately train young journalists and meet communities' needs for news and information, college journalism programs must transform themselves into "teaching hospitals" that produce a steady output of news distributed to a broad public audience. At the same time, federal courts are increasingly inclined to diminish First Amendment freedoms for college students at public institutions.